Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates snipers for winning the “Best” medal at the ISSF Junior World Championships

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the shooters "Excellent" Medal at the ISSF Junior World Championships

Indian snipers won 40 medals at the ISSF Junior World Championships.© Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the snipers who made India proud at the ISSF Junior World Championships on Twitter. The Indian snipers dominated the medals by winning 40 medals including 16 gold in Peru. Prime Minister Modi said that this “excellent performance” of the snipers would inspire others to the sport. “The best performance of our snipers! India topped the medal tally with 40 medals including 16 gold at the Juning World Championships. Congratulations to the team and good luck to the future. This victory will inspire many emerging shooters,” he tweeted.

On the final day of the competition, the Indian snipers won all three medals in the 25m Standard Pistol Men Junior event.

Vijayveer Sidhu won the gold medal, Udayveer Sidhu the silver and Harsh Gupta the bronze.

In the junior women’s category, Rhythm Sangwan won the gold medal while Nivedita Vellore Nair and Namya Kapoor won silver and bronze respectively.

Apart from 16 gold medals, India won 15 silver and nine bronze medals.

Ace India sniper Manu Baker won four gold medals at the Junior World Championships, while 14-year-old Namya Kapoor also won gold in the women’s 25m pistol event.

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The United States overtook India with a total of 21 medals, including seven golds.

Italy and France are third and fourth with 10 and nine medals respectively.

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