India picked up seven medals in a day, three of them gold, to surge on top of the standings in the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.

After Rudrankksh Patil and Abhinav Shaw set the ball rolling early on Wednesday morning with a 1-2 in the Men’s 10M Air Rifle, it was the turn of the Pistol shooters in the evening, as India registered two more gold-silver finishes in both the individual Men’s and Women’s 10M Air Pistol competitions.

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With Rimita also winning silver in the Junior Women’s 10M Air Rifle, India’s tally at the end stood at three gold and four silver out of the total 12 medals on offer. Shiva Narwal and Sarabjot Singh began the Indian juniors Pistol dominance, the former prevailing over the latter 16-12 in the final. The duo had never really looked challenged throughout the day, finishing first and third in qualification and again 1 2 at the top eight stage to set up a title clash.

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