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India clinched another four gold medals at the ISSF Junior World Cup taking place in Suhl, Germany, winning both the women’s and women’s air rifle teams and the air pistol team events on Friday.

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This brought India’s total medal count from the 1st World Junior Shooting Competition to 14 including eight gold and six silver medals so far. Australia, France, Poland and Bulgaria have distributed the other four gold medals on display among them so far as India continues to dominate in the rifle and pistol disciplines.

India’s rush to gold began on Friday with the trio of Rudrinks Patel, Parth Makhija and Umamahesh Madinini beating the Spanish trio of Jesus Oviedo, Adrian Diaz and Jorge Estevez 16-8 in the gold-medal match. It was a second individual gold in the competition for Rodrink and Barth who had earlier won the individual 10m air rifle and mixed team rifle competitions respectively.

Then came the junior women’s 10m air pistol team consisting of Manu Bhakir, Palak and Isha Singh, who outperformed Georgians Salome Prudyashvili, Maryam Abramishvili and Mariami Prudyashvili by the same 16-8 margin.

The women’s Air Rifle team consisting of Arya Borse, Zeena Khitta and Ramita then knocked down the Korean trio of Yeeun AN, Eunji Kwon and Jeongin Jang 17-9 in the title tiebreak to give India their third gold medal of the day.

Finally, it was the junior men’s air pistol team consisting of Saurabh Choudhury, Shiva Narwal and Sarabjot Singh that beat Uzbekistan’s Muhammad Kamalov, Vinyamin Nikitin and Umidbek Komolbekov 17-9 to claim India’s fourth gold medal of the day.

In fact, India also reached the gold medal role in the men’s junior team and women’s team competitions and assured itself of collecting at least two more silver medals.

Chardol Fehan, Arya Vanch Tyagi and Vivan Kapoor will face the American trio of Patrick Thompson, Ernest Carvalho and Christian Kotz later in the day for the Junior Men’s Trap title.

India will then face Preti Rajak, Sabira Harris and Bhavia Tripathi the Italian trio of Marica Patera, Sophia Guri and Sofia Leatam in the Women’s Junior Trap Team Gold Medal for World Cup glory.

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