ISSF Junior World Cup: Gautami Bhanot, Abhinav Shaw win India’s second gold medal
Indian shooters Abhinav Shaw and Gautami Bhanot have given India their second gold at the ISSF World Cup Junior after winning the final of 10 meter Air Rifle Mixed Team event in Suhl, Germany.
Indian team of Shaw and Bhanot registered a 17-7 win over the French pairing of Oceanne Mueller and Romain Aufrere in the gold medal match yesterday. The Indian pair had qualified second to the French pair but turned the tables on them in the final. India now has two gold medals, one silver and one bronze from the World Cup after two days of competition.
India won two more medals on the day, a silver and a bronze, coming in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event through the pairing of Sainyam and Abhinav Chaudhary and Suruchi Inder Singh and Shubham Bisla, respectively.
While Sainyam and Abhinav Chaudhary lost 12-16 to the Korean pair of Kim Juri and Kim Kanghyun in the gold medal match, Singh and Bisla won their bronze medal match.
over Uzebkistan’s Nigina Saidkulova and. Mukhammad Kamalov 16-14 in what was a nail-biter.
On Saturday, Chandigarh youngster Sainyam had a golden start in Suhl, by finishing atop the podium in the individual women’s 10-meter air pistol competition.