Indian junior shooters were only able to clinch one bronze medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup 2017, that too in double trap category which is excluded from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
A total of 22 shooters represented India (15 boys and 7 girls) and only two two of the young shooters progressed into their respective finals, Akash Saharan in men’s Trap where he finished 6th in the finals and Shapath Bhardwaj in men’s double trap where he grabbed the only medal for the country.
Indian Result at ISSF Junior World Cup 2017:
|NENTHIRASIGAMANI Nivetha||Trap Women||56/75 – 12th|
|GUPTA Soumya||Trap Women||56/75 – 12th|
|KEER Manisha||Trap Women||53/75 – 23|
|GUPTA Kirti||Trap Women||51/75 – 32|
|SAHARAN Akash||TRAP MEN||114/125 – 2nd Q||17/25||6th|
|RATHORE SINGH Janmajai||TRAP MEN||110/125 – 12|
|LAKSHAY Lakshay||TRAP MEN||109/125 – 17|
|KAPOOR Vivaan||TRAP MEN||109/125 – 18|
|Manavaditya Singh RATHORE||TRAP MEN||101/125 – 35|
|BHARADWAJ Shapath||DOUBLE TRAP||131/150 – 2nd Q||48/60||Bronze Medal|
|RIZVI Ahvar||DOUBLE TRAP||124/150 – 7th|
|VIHAN Shardul||DOUBLE TRAP||121/50 – 10th|
|MENDIRATTA Bhowneesh||DOUBLE TRAP||117/150 – 11th|
|KHAN Anwer Hasan||DOUBLE TRAP||112/150 – 15|
|KHAN Areeba||SKEET WOMEN||61/75 – 15|
|SEKHON Ganemat||SKEET WOMEN||60/75 – 17|
|KAUR Simranpreet||SKEET WOMEN||53/75 – 26|
|NARUKA Anant Jeet Singh||SKEET MEN||114/125 – 16th|
|SHEIKH Hamza||SKEET MEN||109/125 – 33|
|MANN Arjun Singh||SKEET MEN||108/125 – 37|
|SIDHU Abinash Partap Singh||SKEET MEN||101/125 – 49|
|GARCHA Gurnihal Singh||SKEET MEN||101/125 – 50|
Indian women had a bad day at office, as neither of the 5 could make it to finals, Best scores
being Nivetha N. and Soumya Gupta who finished 12 th in qualification after a score of 56/75. Other
shooters Manisha keer(53/75) and Kirti Gupta (51/75) finished 23 rd and 32 nd respectively.
In the men’s category, Akash Saharan was the lone warrior who went on to finals after finishing
2 nd in qualifications (114/125) but failed to impress in finals (17/25) and finished 6 th .
Others score being-Rathore singh J 110/125, Lakshay 109/125, Vivaan kapoor 109/125,
Manavaditya Rathore 101/125
It was not all gloomy as India won a bronze medal when Shapath Bharadwaj scored 48/60 in
finals. Earlier he had finished 2 nd in qualifications with score of 131/150. Rest shooters failed to
qualify for finals as the 2 nd best Indian shooter in double trap was Rizvi ahvar who could manage
to score 124/150 and finished 7 th .
In the women skeet event, Areeba khan, Ganemat Sekhon & Simranpreet Kaur took part and
failed to qualify as they finished 15 th , 17 th , 26 th respectively. Scores being -61/75, 60/75, 53/75
A total of 5 shooters represented India in Skeet men. As the results of day 1 stands – Anant jeet
singh 114/125. Hamza sheikh 109/125. Arjun Singh 108/125. Abinash Pratap Singh & Gurnihal
It turned out to be a decent outing for young Indian shooters but much was expected from them looking at their capabilities, Shapath Bhardwaj is a talent to watch in future competitions and this Junior World Cup will play as a huge exposure to the young athletes.