India’s young shooters touched another sensational high with Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Panwar clinching gold medals in their respective events to give the country its best ever single-day show in the ISSF World Cup Finals on Thursday.
17-year-old Bhaker fired her way to the gold with a junior world record in the women’s 10m air pistol event, while 20-year-old Elavenil claimed the top honours in the women’s 10m air rifle competition.
Later, Divyansh, who is all of 17, finished on top in the men’s 10 air rifle competition with a final score of 250.1. India currently top the table with three gold medals, followed by China (two gold, one silver, one bronze).
Bhaker shot 244.7 to notch up the top prize in the prestigious season-ending tournament of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). In the same event Manu’s compatriot, Yashaswini Singh Deswal, finished sixth in the final.
Serbia’s Zorana Arunovic won the silver with 241.9, while Quian Wang of China bagged the bronze with 221.8.
Elavenil shot a score of 250.8 to edge past Taiwan’s Lin Ying-Shin (250.7).
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