India Bag 2 Gold & 1 Silver Medal At The ISSF World Championships

| September 14 , 2018 , 17:02 IST

Indian shooter Gurpreet Singh bagged a silver medal on Friday in the senior men's standard pistol event at the ISSF World Championships held at the Changwon, South Korea.

It was India's junior shooters, who continued to hold centre-stage, by grabbing 2 gold medals in the ISSF World Championships.

The 16-year-old Vijayveer Sidhu shot a gold in the 25m standard pistol event for junior men after teaming up with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh to claim the team gold on the last day of the prestigious International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) competition.

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India were placed third in the medals tally with 11 gold, 9 silver and seven bronze medals for a total of 27, making this their best performance in the tournament.

Meanwhile, in the team competition, V.Sidhu, Sandhu and Adarsh Singh managed to score (1695) to finished at the top with Korea (1693) and Czech Republic (1674) settling for the silver and the bronze medals respectively.

The former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist fired a total score of 579 to finish second behind Ukraine's Pavlo Korostylov, who shot a score of 581. The bronze medal went to Koreas Kim Junhong, who shot the same score as the Indian but had lesser inner-10s to his credit.

India ended fourth in the team event with Gurpreet, Amanpreet Singh (560) and London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar (560) combining for a score of 1699.

While, Indian junior women's skeet team finished a creditable fourth with the trio of Simranpreet Kaur, Parinaaz Dhaliwal and Areeba Khan totalling 318. None of them managed to qualify for the individual finals.