Sharp Shooters

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Sep 2018 12:24:56



Juniors add silver, bronze to India’s tally at WC

CHANGWON (South Korea)

INDIA’S junior shooters scaled another high by delivering the country’s first set of skeet medals at the ISSF World Championships — a men’s team silver and an individual bronze by Gurnihal Singh Garcha here Tuesday.

Before this edition of the world championship, India had won all its shotgun medals in the trap and double trap disciplines.
This will be the first time that Indian skeet shooters will come back with medals from the premiere competition.

The trio of Gurnihal (119), Anantjeet Singh Naruka (117) and Ayush Rudraraju (119) combined for a score of 355 for a second-place finish in the finals. The three had topped Day One of the team qualifying on Monday.

The 19-year-old Gurnihal also made the six-strong individual final, where he shot a score of 46 to claim the individual bronze, the biggest achievement of his international career so far.