Naamya Kapoor clinches gold medal in Women’s 25-metre Air Pistol event of ISSF Junior World Championship
India’s 14-year-old shooter Naamya Kapoor clinched the gold medal in the women’s 25-metre air pistol event of the ISSF Junior World Championship in Lima, Peru, yesterday.
The teenager finished on the top step of the podium ahead of celebrated compatriot Manu Bhaker who won the bronze medal. Kapoor shot 36 in the finals to claim the top prize ahead of France’s Camille Jedrzejewski with 33 and 19-year-old Olympian Bhakar with 31, who has already won three gold medals so far in the tournament. Another Indian shooter, Rhythm Sangwan finished fourth in the final.
Meanwhile, Italy won gold in the Skeet Mixed Team competition as India maintained their lead at the top of the medals tally. India lead standings with seven gold, six silver and three bronze for a total of 16 medals. This is the first multi-discipline shooting event since the Tokyo Olympics, with as many as 32 nations and nearly 370 athletes participating in the championship.