Indian women win team gold in skeet and bronze for men in junior worlds

Indian shooters won the gold medal in the women’s skeet team event and the bronze medal in the men’s team final of the ISSF Junior World Championship.

The trio Areeba Khan, Raiza Dhillon and Ganemat Sekhon took first place on the women’s podium with an overall grade of 6.

In the gold medal round on Friday, the Indians competed against the Italian team of Damiana Paolacci, Sara Bongini and Giada Longhi.

In the men’s category, the Indian team of Rajveer Gill, Ayush Rudraraju and Abhay Singh Sekhon won the bronze medal after beating Turks Ali Can Arabaci, Ahmet Baran and Muhammet Seyhun Kaya 6-0.

The day before, the aspiring Indian skeet shooter Sekhon had won the silver medal in the women’s individual skeet competition.

The Chandigarh shooter, who won her first medals in the ISSF Senior World Cup in New Delhi earlier this year, went down in a shootout against the American Alisha Fayth Layne after both tied with 46 hits in the 60-shot final.

For the men, none of the three Indians in the fight – Rajveer Gill, Abhay Singh Sekhon and Ayush Rudraraju – managed to reach the sixth finals, but they shone in the team event.

India currently ranks second in the pecking order with two gold, three silver and two bronze medals for a total of seven medals in the tournament.

The US tops the charts with seven medals, including three gold.

This is the first multidisciplinary shooting event since the Tokyo Olympics, with up to 32 nations and nearly 370 athletes competing in the championship.