Yashaswini Singh Deswal was crowned Junior World Champion in the women’s 10m Air Pistol at the end of day two, and it helped India maintain second place in the medals tally behind China at Germany’s Suhl on Sunday.
The trio of Anmol, Arjun Singh Cheema, and Saurabh Chaudhary claimed the team bronze in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event. India now has a haul of three medals, one of every colour.
Chaudhary, Anmol and Cheema logged a combined score of 1718 to finish behind silver medalists Korea, who had a team score of 1720. Russia, with a combined score of 1724 won the team gold in the event.
Earlier, Chaudhary notched up a score of 578 in the individual qualification round to finish third among 98 competing shooters. He fought hard to finish fourth in the 10m air pistol individual event.
Among them, Ukraine’s Pavlo Korostylov, who had earlier this month won a gold in the same event at the third Senior World Cup stage in Munich. Pavlo finished second on the same score.
In his first final at this level, Saurabh despite a shaky start recovered brilliantly but eventually settled for fourth position with a score of 198. Boram Choe of Korea won gold with a junior world record finals score of 241.1 ahead of Pavlo, who won silver with a score of 239.9.
Italy’s Paolo Monna won bronze with a score of 218.3. Yashaswini shot a fabulous 385 to top the qualification round in the women’s 10m air pistol event.
It was a quality field with several junior World, European and Asian champions in the fray, but so imposing was Yashaswini’s score on the day that she was full two points clear of the second placed finisher.