Indian Men’s Trap Team wins silver on penultimate day of ISSF Junior World Championship -

Indian Men’s Trap Team wins silver on penultimate day of ISSF Junior World Championship

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(L-R)- Bakhtyaruddin Malek, Shardul Vihaan & Arya Vansh Tyagi show-off their Men’s Trap Team bronze at the Changon Junior World Championships on July 23, 2021.

Khel Today Bureau

New Delhi: The Indian Men’s Trap team comprising Bakhtyaruddin Malek, Shardul Vihaan and Arya Vansh Tyagi won silver on the penultimate day of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship Juniors in Changwon, Korea. This was India’s 15th medal of the championship so far. The trio shot a combined 346 as Shotgun powerhouses Italy took gold with a total of 356.

Earlier none of the Indian men’s Trap shooters were able to make the finals, however Ashima Ahlawat in the Women’s Trap, did make the top six, only to finish on that same number in the finals as well. She shot 109 in qualification and then came through taking one of the three final spots in a six-way shoot-off. Teammate Preeti Rajak, was the first to be eliminated in that shoot-off. The trio of Preeti, Bhavya and Aadya Tripathi also missed the team bronze, totalling 312 in the Team competition, as China finished ahead with 314. USA and Italy took gold and silver respectively.

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