India wins gold in women’s 25m pistol team event, 4th yellow metal for Bhaker

Lima, Oct 07 (PTI): The Indian women’s team of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan and Naamya Kapoor clinched a gold medal in the 25m pistol event to continue the country’s domination at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship here.
The Indian team beat USA 16-4 in the gold medal match.
This was Bhaker’s fourth gold of the competition to go with one bronze, while it was the 14-year-old Kapoor’s second gold of the championship. She had become the newly-crowned world junior champion in the individual 25m pistol event.
India also picked up a silver medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event when Adarsh Singh lost to USA’s Henry Turner Leverett in the six-man final.
At the end of day eight of the championship on Wednesday, India topped the medal tally with nine gold, seven silver and three bronze. USA were second with five gold and a total of 16 medals.
The troika of Manu, Rhythm and Naamya, faced little competition throughout as they took a commanding lead of 10-4 before the beginning of the eighth series of rapid-fire shots and then closed out at 16-4.
On Tuesday, they had finished on top of round one qualification with a combined effort of 878, which was six points clear of the second placed French team.
Later that day, they topped round two as well to ease into the gold medal match with a score of 446. USA joined them in the final with a score of 437.

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