Junior World Cup

DAV marksmen push India to top

CHANDIGARH:Udhayveer Sidhu won a couple of gold medals as India took pole position on the opening day of the competitions at the Combined World Cup for junior shooters in Suhl, Germany.

Chandigarh, July 13 

Udhayveer Sidhu won a couple of gold medals as India took pole position on the opening day of the competitions at the Combined World Cup for junior shooters in Suhl, Germany.

Udhayveer shot 575 in the junior men’s 25m standard pistol event to lead a clean sweep for India as Adarsh Singh (568) and Anish Bhanwala (566) won silver and bronze respectively at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) tournament for rifle, pistol and shotgun shooters.

Udhayveer then combined with his twin brother Vijayveer Sidhu and Adarsh to also pick up the team gold in the event with a combined effort of 1707, a junior world record. Pertinently, all the three shooters are students of DAV College, Sector 10.   

Meanwhile, India also won the team silver in the event as its second team comprising Anish, Rajkanwar Sandhu and Dilshaan Kelley shot a total of 1676 to finish behind their gold medal winning teammates.

India had five medals — two gold, two silver and one bronze — at the end of the opening day. China and Thailand are second and third respectively. — TNS/PTI

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