India claims three golds at Junior Shooting World Cup

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Gabala (Azerbaijan), Sep 18 (IANS) Subhankar Pramanik, Sambhaji Patil and a team gold meant that India bags three gold medals on the opening day of the International Shooting Sport Federations (ISSF) Junior World Cup here on Sunday.

Bengal’s Pramanik marked his best ever performance at the international level to shoot a 205.5 over 20 shots to edge out Filip Nepejchal of the Czech Republic, who managed a score of 205.2 to settle for the silver in the 50-metre Rifle Prone event. The bronze medal went to Dragomir Iordache of Romania.

Prmanik earlier scored 613.8 in the qualifying phase to be sixth for the eight-man finals.

Subhankar, along with teammates Fateh Singh Dhillon and Ajaey Nithish, also helped India to a Team Silver in the event.

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Sambhaji then bagged India’s second gold of the day when he won the 25 metres Standard Pistol event when he shot 562 to easily beat Australians Sergei Evglevski and James Ashmore to silver and bronze respectively.

Sambhaji also added the team gold in the event along with compatriots Gurmeet and Rituraj Singh to take India atop the medal tally with three gold medals in the day to add to the silver won in the team Rifle Prone and two bronze medals.



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