ISSF Junior World Cup: Anish Bhanwala claims gold, Esha Singh baggage silver to consolidate India’s top-spot in medal tally

Anish Bhanwala on Wednesday received his second ISSF Junior World Cup gold within the males’s 25m fast fireplace pistol, whereas Esha Singh bagged a silver in ladies’s 10m air pistol, consolidating India’s prime place in Suhl, Germany.

File picture of Anish Bhanwala. PTI

Competing on day 4, Anish shot a stable 584 in qualification to prime the charts and lead a three-man Indian contingent into the six-man closing.

In the ultimate, Anish led from the entrance and by no means shot beneath three hits out of 5 in every of the 10 collection of photographs. He completed with 29 to simply go away behind Russian Egor Ismakov, who shot 23 for silver.

Anish had received his first Junior World Cup gold within the occasion in Sydney final yr. Since then, he additionally made his first senior closing earlier this yr.

German Florian Peter received bronze with 19, beating India’s Adarsh Singh in a shoot-off. Adarsh shot a rating of 17.

In the ladies’s 10m air pistol closing, 14-year-old teen sensation Esha shot a complete of 236.6 to say silver behind Turkey’s Sevval Ilayda Tarhan (241.8) and forward of Yasemin Beyza Yilmaz (215.4), additionally from Turkey.

This was the gifted Hyderabad woman’s first ISSF medal after being topped nationwide champion final yr the place she beat India’s greatest shooters.

Agneya Kaushik, the third Indian within the males’s fast fireplace closing got here sixth with 9 hits. Agneya, nonetheless, mixed with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Udhayveer Sidhu to win the crew bronze with a complete of 1709. They acquired the higher of Anish, Adarsh Singh and Harshawardhan Yadav, who completed some extent behind in fourth.

India received two extra medals on the day within the 10m air rifle blended crew junior. The pair of Shreya Agrawal and Yash Vardhan received silver, ending behind the Iranian pair of A Sadeghian and A Zolfagharia 17-11 within the closing.

Mehuli Ghosh and Hriday Hazarika received the bronze within the occasion by beating USA within the bronze medal match.

India now has eight gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze medals from the match for a complete of 21 medals.

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