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Rushiraj wins rapid fire pistol gold at ISSF Junior World Cup

 Agencies |  2016-09-21 22:35:32.0  |  Gabala (Azerbaijan)

Rushiraj wins rapid fire pistol gold at ISSF Junior World Cup

In-dian shooters continued their impressive show in the ISSF Junior World Cup with Rushiraj Barot striking gold in the junior men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event on day three of the competition on Tuesday.

The 19-year old Indian, who qualified for the six-man final in fifth position with a score of 556 in the qualifying, edged out Lukas Skoumal of the Czech Republic 25-23 to record his first triumph at the Junior World Cup stage.

Rushiraj had finished ninth in the same event in the first Junior World Cup of the year held in Suhl, Germany, in May. Sergei Evglevski of Australia won the bronze.

India picked up four more medals today, including one more gold, to sit firmly in second place on the medal table, winning six gold, four silver and eight bronze for a total haul of of 18 medals so far.

Russia are on top of the medal table with 10 gold for a total of 21 medals.

Earlier in the day, Pratik Borse, Arjun Babuta and Prashant won the team gold in the 10m air rifle event with a combined score of 1849.9.

The team from Singapore won the silver logging a total of 1847 while Japan won the bronze medal. 

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