10 M ISSF WC: Devanshi, Lakshita secure gold and silver on day 2

February 14, 2024
India registered their fourth double podium finish at the 10M International Shooting Sport Federation

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India registered their fourth double podium finish at the 10M International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Granada, Spain, when Devanshi Dhama struck gold and Lakshita silver in the women’s 10m air pistol junior event on competition day two.

Devanshi shot 240.0 and Lakshita 238.0 in the eight-woman final as India continued to lead the medal tally with four gold, three silver and two bronze medals in their kitty already.

On day one, Umamahesh Maddineni, Parth Mane and Ajay Malik had swept the medals in the junior men’s 10m air rifle while Isha Anil Taksale and Shambhavi Kshirsagar had finished in gold and bronze positions respectively in the women’s 10m air rifle. Isha and Umamahesh and Anvii Rathod and Abhinav Shaw had also finished 1-2 in the mixed team rifle.

The lone Indian in the junior men’s pistol, Paras Khola finished 15th with a score of 561. Drishti Sangwan in the junior women’s pistol also finished outside the top eight, shooting 563 for a ninth-place finish.

Teammates Lakshita and Devanshi shot 579 and 572 to finish second and fourth in qualification.

–IANS/hs/

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