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ISSF Junior World Cup 2016 – India shooters finish second

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Indian Shooters Lakshaya, Kismat Chopra and Manavaditya Singh Rathore bagged the team bronze in the men’s trap event as India ended their campaign at the ISSF Junior World Cup with a total of 24 medals to grab the second place in the overall standings.

Venue : Gabala, Azerbaijan

About ISSF : 

  • The International Shooting Sport Federation, also known with the acronym ISSF, is the governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines, and of several non-Olympic Shooting sport events.
  • ISSF’s activities include regulation of the sport, Olympic qualifications and organization of international competitions such as the ISSF World Cup Series, the ISSF World Cup Finals, theISSF Separate World Championship in Shotgun events and the ISSF World Championship in all events. Founded in 1907 as the International Shooting Union, and then changing its name in 1998, the ISSF affiliates nowadays over 150 National Shooting Federations from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
  • Since 1980, the ISSF Presidency is held by Mr.Olegario Vázquez Raña, a successful entrepreneur and a member of Mexico’s shooting team at all Olympic Games from 1964 to 1976 and all World Championships from 1966 to 1979. The ISSF headquarters is based in MunichGermany.
  • The shooting sport began part of the modern Olympic Games since its first steps, in 1896. In thefirst Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, 39 shooters from seven nations competed in three pistol and two highpower rifle events; they grew to 139 shooters from 13 nations in the following edition of the Games, held in Paris in 1900.
  • On 17 July 1907, representatives of seven national shooting federations, Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands from Europe, Argentina from South America, met in Zurich, Switzerland, to formally establishL’Union Internationale des Fédérations et Associations nationals de Tir, International Union of National Shooting Federations and Associations in English.
  • That meeting would be remembered as the first ISSF General Assembly. Daniel Mérillon, a French lawyer from Paris, was also elected as the first ISSF President.
  • Following the desire of the first ISSF leaders to make their organization a world sport institution, more national federations joined L’Unione Internationale in the ensuing years: in 1912, 284 shooters coming from 16 different countries participated in theGames of the V Olympiad.
  • In 1916, the 1st World War caused the cancellation of the Olympic Games and every shooting international event; and under the influence of President Mérillon, the Union of National Shooting folded.

The latest medal tally of ISSF 2016 as follows,


ISSF – 2016,

India finished with a total of nine gold, five silver and 10 bronze medals as the year’s second and final Junior World Cup concluded.

Achievements by Indians:

  • India’s first medal came in the junior men’s 50-metre rifle prone event where Subhankar Pramanik edged over Czech Republic’s shooter to win gold.
  • In the junior men’s 25-metre standard pistol event, Sambhaji Patil clinched second gold for India.
  • Along with Gurmeet and Rituraj Singh, Sambhaji Patil won gold in the junior men’s 25-metre standard pistol team event. India’s men team also won silver medal in the 50-metre rifle prone team event.
  • Nithyanadam Gaayathri and Anmol won silver medals in junior women’s 50m rifle and junior men’s 10m air pistol event respectivelyISSF World Cup 2016
  • India’s women team(Yashaswini Singh Deswal, Malaika Goel and Harshada Nithav) won  gold medal in the junior women’s 10m Air Pistol event.
  • India’s men team(Gaurav Rana, Hemendra Kushwah and Saurabh Chaudhary) won Silver in the Junior Men’s 10m Air Pistol event and Anmol won an individual silver in the event
  • Rushiraj Barot clinched the coveted yellow metal in the Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event, with Pratik Borse, Arjun Babuta and Prashant winning the team Gold in the 10m Air Rifle category. Arjun won Bronze in the individual event as he finished third.
  • Another Bronze came in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle team event in which Dilreen Gill, Geetaksmi Dixit and Aashi Rastogi finished third.
  • In the Men’s 5m pistol event, the team of Nishant Bhardwaj, Arjun Das and Anmol bagged a Silver.
  • India won two team gold medals in the men’s and women’s 25m pistol events respectively, while another gold medal won by Ahnad Jawanda in the individual men’s 25m pistol competition.
  • Gurmeet won Silver in the men’s 25m pistol. Ahnad and Gurmeet had teamed up with Arjun Das for the team gold in the same category.
  • Manavaditya, qualified for the individual bronze medal match-up in the event, being part of two shoot-offs in the lead up, but had to be contended with fourth place eventually, coming second-best to Italy’s Matteo Marongiu.
  • Lakshaya and Kismat and Manavaditya bagged the team bronze in the Men’s Trap when together they shot a total of 347 out of the possible 375 hits. Italy shot 360 to win gold while Australia finished a point ahead of India to claim silver.