Indian shooters win four more golds at Jr World Cup

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Indian shooters continued to dominate the proceedings at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, winning four more gold medals in the women’s and men’s air rifle and air pistol team events on Friday.

India’s tally currently stands at 14 medals, including eight gold and six silver. Australia, France, Poland and Bulgaria have won the other four gold medals on offer. 
India’s gold rush on Friday began when the men’s 10m air rifle trio of Rudrankksh Patil, Paarth Makhija and Umamahesh Maddineni beat Spain’s Jesus Oviedo, Adrian Diaz and Jorge Estevez 16-8 in the gold medal match.

It was then the turn of the junior women’s 10m air pistol team of Manu Bhaker, Palak and Esha Singh who outplayed Georgians Salome Prodiashvili, Mariam Abramishvili and Mariami Prodiashvili by the same 16-8 margin.

Then the air rifle women’s team consisting of Arya Borse, Zeena Khitta and Ramita downed the Korean trio of Yeeun AN, Eunji Kwon and Jeongin Jang 17-9 in the title decider to give India the third gold of the day.

Finally, the men’s air pistol team of Saurabh Chaudhary, Shiva Narwal and Sarabjot Singh outclassed Uzbekistan’s Mukhammad Kamalov, Veniamin Nikitin and Umidbek Komolbekov 17-9 to clinch India’s fourth gold of the day. 

India have also reached the gold medal round of the men’s and women’s trap team competitions, assuring themselves of two more silver medals at the very least.

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