Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar smashed the world record in the final to win gold in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event at the ISSF Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru, on Monday. Tomar, who equalled the junior world record score of 1185 in qualification to top the field, bettered the record in the final with a score of 463.4, finishing nearly seven points ahead of second-placed Lucas Kryzs of France (456.5). Gavin Barnick of USA won bronze with a score of 446.6.
The other Indians in the event failed to make it to the final. Sanskar Havelia was 11th with a score of 1160, Pankaj Mukheja 15th with 1157, Sartaj Tiwana 16th with 1157 and Gurman Singh finished 22nd with a score of 1153.
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Earlier in the day, 14-year-old Naamya Kapoor fired her way to gold ahead of Manu Bhaker in the women's 25m pistol event. Kapoor shot 36 in the final to claim the top prize ahead of France's Camille Jedrzejewski (33) and 19-year-old Olympian Bhakar (31). Bhaker settled for the bronze after the French markswoman prevailed in a shoot-off.
Rhythm Sangwan, the third Indian in the event, finished fourth as India dominated the proceedings. Naamya was sixth in the qualification with a total of 580 while Manu (587) and Rhythm (586) grabbed the top two spots.
India lead the standings at the Worlds with a total of 17 medals -- eight gold, six silver and three bronze medals.
(With additions from PTI)
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