Home Sport Ramita Crowned 10m Air Rifle Junior Women's World Champion | Shooting...

Ramita Crowned 10m Air Rifle Junior Women’s World Champion | Shooting News

India’s Ramita was on Wednesday crowned world champion in the women’s 10m air rifle junior event after she defeated China’s Ying Shen 16-12 in a close gold medal contest at the ISSF World Championship in Cairo. Ramita’s gold and a 1-2-3 finish by the Indians in the women’s 50m pistol junior competition, were the highlights for the country on the seventh competition day at the Egypt International Olympic City (EIOC) Shooting Range, taking the country’s tally to 25 medals — 10 gold, five silver and 10 bronze medals. They stood second behind China in the medal table.

Ramita was tied 12-12 in the gold medal clash against Ying, but finished off with two strong shots of 10.8 and 10.7 to clinch the crown in the junior version of the Olympic event.

She was fourth in qualification with 629.6, but topped the ranking round with a 262.8 to make it to the gold medal match against Ying, who was second in the ranking round with 262.4.

Tilottama Sen won a second medal for India at the event — a bronze — after she shot 261.0 in the ranking round to finish third. Earlier she had topped qualification with a sizzling 633.4 which equals the current listed world record in the event.

In the same event, Yukthi Rajendra barely missed qualification finishing ninth with a score of 627.1. Hazel was the fifth Indian in the field, scoring 622.3 for a 40th place finish.

Indian girls swept the women’s 50m pistol junior event after Divanshi topped the field with a score of 547, Varsha Singh came second with 539 and Tiyana finished third with 523. The fourth place was also captured by India, with Khushi Kapoor shooting 521.

Rhythm Sangwan won a silver in the women’s 25m standard pistol, shooting 573 to finish behind China’s Xiao Jiaruixuan who shot 575. A second silver came via Abhinav Choudhary who shot 546 in the men’s 50m pistol junior event to go down narrowly to Korea’s Song Seungho.

The Korean had the same score as Abhinav but won on countback.

Vijayveer Sidhu won India’s second bronze on the day, finishing third in the men’s 25m standard pistol. He was behind Tokyo Olympics fourth-place finisher Pavlo Korostylov of Ukraine who won gold and Christian Reitz of Germany who claimed silver.

Vijayveer shot 574 while the gold went at 582 and the silver at 575. Anish finished 16th in the field with 566 while Vijay Kumar was 22nd with 562.


In the men’s 10m air rifle junior event, India’s Karthik Sabari Raj Ravishankar and Divyansh Singh Panwar made it to the ranking round but eventually finished sixth and seventh respectively.

Karthik shot a solid 633.2 in qualifying to finish second while Divyansh shot 627.2 to qualify in seventh position. Vidit Jain was further back in 10th with 626.5, Shahu Tushar Mane 16th with 623.4 and Abhinav Shaw 19th with 623.3.

Topics mentioned in this article


Women’s IPL: Base Price Of Franchise Set At Rs 400 Crore, Say Sources | cricket news

File photo of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur© BCCIThe first edition of the Women's IPL is set to be hosted in March, 2023, and...

India Look To Level Series In Deciding ODI Against New Zealand | cricket news

The Indian cricket team would like to finish their limited overs cricket series in New Zealand on a high when they take on the...

FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022, England vs Wales, Iran vs USA, Group B: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming | ...

FIFA WC: England will take on Wales while the USA will square off against Iran© AFPThe Harry Kane-led England will take on Wales in...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Women’s IPL: Base Price Of Franchise Set At Rs 400 Crore, Say Sources | cricket news

File photo of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur© BCCIThe first edition of the Women's IPL is set to be hosted in March, 2023, and...

Rupee depreciates 3 paise to close at 81.71 per US dollar

<!-- -->The rupee depreciated by 3 paise against its previous close of 81.68. (File)New Delhi: The rupee depreciated 3 paise to close at...

Ahmadi community not at peace even after death in Pakistan… fundamentalists desecrated the graves, wrote – Ahmadi Dog

Islamabad : Religious extremists have allegedly desecrated several graves of Ahmadis in Pakistan's Punjab province. A spokesperson of the minority community gave this...

Recruitment for more than 130 posts in MP under National Health Mission

National Health Mission Jobs 2022: If you are looking for a government job then there is good news for...

Recent Comments