Ramita Crowned Junior Women’s 10 Meter Air Rifle World Champion | Shooting news


India’s Ramita was crowned world champion in the women’s 10m air rifle junior event on Wednesday after beating China’s Ying Shen 16-12 in a thrilling gold medal match 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 day of competition at the Egypt International Olympic City (EIOC) Shooting Range, placing the country at 25 . medals — 10 gold, five silver, and 10 bronze medals. They were second behind China on the medal table.

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

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She placed fourth in qualifying with 629.6, but topped the rankings with a 262.8 to make it to the gold medal match against Ying, who placed second in the rankings with 262.4.

Tilottama Sen won a second medal for India – a bronze – in the event after shooting 261.0 in the ranking round to finish third. Previously, she had topped qualifying with a blistering 633.4, equaling the current listed world record in the event.

In the same event, Yukthi Rajendra barely missed qualifying and finished ninth with a score of 627.1. Hazel was the fifth Indian in the field and scored 622.3 for a 40th-place finish.

Indian girls won 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. Fourth place was also captured by India, with Khushi Kapoor taking 521 shot.

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Rhythm Sangwan won silver in the women’s 25m standard pistol, shooting 573 and finishing behind China’s Xiao Jiaruixuan who shot 575. A second silver came via Abhinav Choudhary who shot 546 in the junior event of the men’s 50m pistol and narrowly went to Korean Song Seungho.

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

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

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

In the men’s 10 meter air rifle junior, 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 seventh. Vidit Jain was further back in 10th place with 626.5, Shahu Tushar Mane 16th with 623.4 and Abhinav Shaw 19th with 623.3.

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