Jr. World Championship: India’s Ganemat Sekhon Wins Silver Women’s Skeet, Sports News

Aspiring skeet shooter Ganemat Sekhon won a silver medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship in Lima, Peru, in addition to the gold medal Manu Bhaker won here in 10m air pistol shooting.

In a late evening event Thursday, Chandigarh-based Ganemat – which won its first medals at the ISSF Senior World Cup in New Delhi earlier this year – won the country’s fifth medal after a hard shooting in Lima. the end.

In the shoot-off, the American Alisha Fayth Layne won gold after both shooters were tied with 46 hits after the 60-shot final. Sara Bongini from Italy won bronze.

It was a fruitful day for India. Bhaker won gold in the women’s 10m air pistol and ran an Indian 1-2 in the event while teammate Esha Singh won silver. Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil from Mumbai started the medal frenzy with silver in the men’s 10-meter air rifle, followed by Ramita with bronze in the women’s 10-meter air rifle.

The second Indian in the women’s skeet final, Raiza Dhillon, slipped into sixth place, hitting 14 of the first 20 targets. India also finished outside of the men’s 10 meter air pistol medals, with Naveen fourth, Sarabjot Singh sixth and Vijayveer Sidhu eighth after all three reached the final.

In the men’s skeet, none of the three Indians in the fight, Rajveer Gill, Abhay Singh Sekhon and Ayush Rudraraju, made it into the six-man final.

At the beginning of the third day, on which two finals are planned – men’s and women’s teams in Skeet – India is in second place behind the USA.

The Americans won a total of six medals on Thursday, including three gold medals led by reigning Olympic champion William Shaner in the men’s 10-meter air rifle. France and Belarus won the other gold alongside India that day.