India’s Namya Kapoor wins gold at Junior Shooting World Championships, Manu Bhacker wins bronze

Lima: The ISSF in Peru. India’s Namya Kapoor wins gold at Junior Shooting World Championships Namia won gold in the girls’ 25m pistol event.

With this gold achievement, Namya set a rare record. Namia holds the record for the youngest woman to win gold in an international shooting competition for India.

India won the seventh gold in the championship through 14-year-old Namya. India has won 16 medals, including seven gold, six silver and three bronze.

Namya, a native of Delhi, travels to Faridabad every day for training. Namya, who finished only fifth in the qualifying round, came out on top in the final.

Eight were eliminated in the final. Namya, who is competing in the World Championships for the first time, overtook world champion Manu Bhacker of India to clinch the gold. Camille Yedrewski of France won silver and Manu Bhacker won bronze. India’s own Rhythm Sangwan finished fourth.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 14-year-old Naamya Kapoor won the 25m pistol gold in Lima
  • Naamya finished ahead of Manu Bhaker who won a bronze
  • India went to the top of the table at ISSF Junior World Championships with 16 medals

Kapoor shot 36 in the finals to claim the top prize ahead of France’s Camille Jedrzejewski (33) and 19-year-old Olympian Bhakar (31), who has already won three gold so far in the tournament.

Bhaker settled for bronze after the French markswoman prevailed in a shoot-off.

Another Indian shooter, Rhythm Sangwan, finished fourth as the country dominated the finals.

Kapoor was sixth in the qualification with a total of 580 as Bhaker (587) and Sangwan (586) grabbed the top two spots.

Delhi’s Kapoor had shot the second best score of 583 in qualification to finish fifth in the national shooting selection trials at the Dr Karni Singh Range in August. India lead standings with seven gold, six silver and three bronze for a total of 16 medals.

Manu Bhaker misses out on the silver in the shoot-off

Manu Bhaker has won three gold medals so far at the ISSF Junior World Shooting Championships held in Peru’s capital Lima. In yesterday’s 25-meter pistol event, Bhaker had a chance to win silver. But she missed the silver medal in the shoot-off match with France’s Camille Jedrzejewski. Another Indian shooter, Rhythm Sangwan, finished fourth in the event.

In the qualification round of this event, Manu Bhaker qualified for the final with 587 points while Sangwan finished second with 586 points, while Kapoor made it to the final with 580 points in the sixth position. 

India tops medal tally

India is currently in the top position in the medal tally of the ISSF Junior World Shooting Championships. India has so far won seven gold, six silver, and three bronze medals in the tournament. This is the first event since the Tokyo Olympics. 370 athletes from 32 countries are participating in the championship

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