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India, China call the shots in junior events

Yu Hao sets world junior record in 50M rifle 3-Position; Indian team sets world mark in junior women’s 10M air pistol.
China’s Zhang Ting (centre) with compatriot and silver medallist Yang Haiyan (left) and bronze medallist Lea Korban of Lebanon at the Lusail Shooting Range. IQ Photo: Vinod Divakaran

Indian and Chinese junior shooters stole the spotlight on the fourth day of the Asian Shooting Championships at the Lusail Shooting Range on Thursday.

With just one qualifying round for senior shooters scheduled on the day, it was the turn of the continent’s juniors to step up and they did so in remarkable fashion. New world junior marks were set by China’s Yu Hao in the 50M rifle 3-position and the Indian women’s 10M air pistol team.

The Chinese shooter totalled 459.5 points in the final bettering the mark of 459.3 set by India’s Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar in July this year.

China’s Zhang Ting celebrates after winning the junior women’s trap at the Lusail Shooting Range on Thursday. IQ Photo: Vinod Divakaran

The Indian trap team of Esha Singh, Priya Raghav and Yuvika Tomar tallied 1721, bettering the record of 1710 set by China in June last year. Esha Singh also won the gold in the individual event with a score of 242.2.

At the trap range, China and India won two gold medals each in the individual and team events.

India’s Vivaan Kapoor led from start to finish in the final to win the junior trap gold with a score of 45. His compatriot Bhowneesh Mendiratta was second while 14-year-old Baaklini Ghassan of Lebanon was impressive in winning the bronze medal.

In junior women’s trap, China’s Zhang Ting won the gold with a score of 41 in the final. She also equalled the Junior World record with her efforts. China won the team gold in the event.

China and India ended the day with five gold medals each.


  • TRAP
    1. Vivaan Kapoor (India) 45; 2. Bhowneesh Mendiratta (India) 42; 3. Baaklini Ghassan (Lebanon) 33
  • TEAM
    1. India 347; 2. China 339; 3. Kuwait 311
    1. Yu Hao (China) 459.5 (WJR); 2. Niraj Kumar (India) 455.7; 3. Sheng Lihao (China) 429.6.
  • TEAM
    1. China 3495; 2. India 3480; 3. Korea 3451.
  • TRAP
    1. Zhang Ting (China) 41; 2. Yang Haiyan (China) 38; 3. Lea Korban (Lebanon) 29
  • TEAM
    1. China 325; 2. India 301;
    1. Esha Singh (India) 242.2; 2. Jeong Hyo (Korea) 237.3; 3. Priya Raghav (India) 217.6
  • TEAM
    1. India 1721 (WJR); 2. China 1702; 3. Korea 1690.
    1. Bhakti Bhaskar Khamkar (India) 453.1; 2. Yu Jianuan (China) 448.7; 3. Ma Yuting (China) 439.6.
  • TEAM
    1. China 3477; 2. India 3460; 3. Korea 3457.