Namya Kapoor (C) won the gold medal in the women’s 25m pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Championships.© YouTube
India’s 14-year-old sniper Namya Kapoor won the gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Championships Women’s 25m pistol event on Monday, beating her famed teammate Manu Packer. Kapoor scored 36 runs in the final, beating France’s Kamil Jedrijevsky (33) and 19 – year – old Olympian Bagher (31) to win three golds so far in the tournament. She won the bronze medal following the victory of the Frenchman Marc Woman in the shoot-off competition. Another Indian sniper, Rhythm Sangwan, finished fourth.
Kapoor was in sixth place with a total of 580 points as Bhagat (587) and Sangwan (586) took the first two places. Kapoor of Delhi took the second best score of 583 to qualify for the fifth spot in the National Shooting Examination held at the Dr Gurney Singh Range in August.
India tops the table with a total of 16 medals, including seven gold, six silver and three bronze. This is the first multi-disciplinary shooting event since the Tokyo Olympics, in which 32 nations and nearly 370 athletes take part in the championship.
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