Continuing Indian shooting team’s impressive run in the ISSF junior World Cup at Sydney, Australia, teenager Vivaan Kapoor bagged the trap bronze medal today.
The 16-year-old shooter secured bronze with 30 hits out of 40 clays, finishing ahead of Kun-Pi Yang of Chinese Taipei who had 26 hits in the final. In the individual event, Vivaan shot 113 in qualification to qualify as the fifth finalist.
He combined with Lakshay (112) and Ali Aman Elahi (103) to win the Indian team bronze with a total score of 328, preceded by Australia with 331 and China 335.
Lakshay and Elahi were 8th and 13th in the qualification respectively. In the 50-meter rifle 3 position event, India’s Sam George Sajan Christopher Ramesh with a score of 402.5, finished 6th in the final after shooting 1,140 in the qualification.
The other Indians in the event – Harshit Binjwa, Sartaj Singh Tiwana and Mithlesh Babu finished 9th, 12th and 13th respectively.
India so far have bagged two gold and three bronze medals in the competition and are placed second behind China, who have collected five gold, one silver and three bronze.