Suhl, June 28: The Indian shooting squad shined at ISSF Junior World Championship which was held in Suhl, Germany and claimed the second spot in medal tally after clinching eight medals including three gold, two silver and three bronze. However, China topped the tally in the rifle/pistol tournament with 19 medals, including eight gold.
Indian shooters clinched gold and silver in the team and individual sections of the 25m pistol junior men's event, as well as the team bronze in the 25m pistol junior women's event to shore up their tally on the fourth and final day of competitions.
Interestingly, Anish Bhanwala won three medals, comprising of all three medals each and his individual silver on the final day helped India win their third gold of the competition and his second personally. Earlier, on day one, Anish bagged gold in the 25m standard pistol men's event. On the last day of the tournament, Anish teamed up with Anhad Jawanda and Shivam Shukla to score total 1733 points in the 25m pistol and win gold.
Anish also won an individual silver in the event, finishing behind Pavlo Korostylov of Ukraine, who shot a world record-equalling score of 590, one ahead of Anish's 589. China's Jueming Zhang picked up the bronze. India's Muskan combined with Chinki Yadav and Gauri Sheoran to win the bronze medal in the mixed event with a total of 1711. China, with 1734, claimed the gold, while Thailand bagged silver.