The ISSF Junior World Championships 2023 concluded at the prestigious Changwon Shooting Range in South Korea, marking its third edition. Young shooting talents under the age of 21 from various countries participated in pistol, rifle, and shotgun events. The event witnessed an impressive total of 550 shooters from 44 nations, with India leading the way by sending a massive contingent of 90 shooters.
India’s Impressive Medal Haul
The Indian shooting team displayed outstanding performance, earning a total of 17 medals during the ISSF Junior World Championships 2023. The medal breakdown consisted of six gold, six silver, and five bronze medals. Notably, seven Indian shooters managed to secure multiple medals, demonstrating the depth of talent within the Indian squad.
Medal Winners from India
India’s talented marksmen and markswomen who claimed medals at the ISSF Junior World Championships 2023 are as follows:
|Shubham Bisla||10m air pistol men||Gold|
|Sainyam||10m air pistol women||Gold|
|Abhinav Shaw and Gautami Bhanot||10m air rifle mixed team||Gold|
|Abhinav Shaw, Srikanth Dhanush, and Parth Rakesh Mane||10m air rifle men’s team||Gold|
|Kamaljeet||50m pistol men||Gold|
|Yashita Shokeen, Veerpal Kaur, and Tiyana||50m pistol women’s team||Gold|
|Kamaljeet, Ankait Tomar, and Sandeep Bishnoi||50m pistol men’s team||Gold|
|Shubham Bisla, Amit Sharma, and Abhinav Choudhary||10m air pistol men’s team||Silver|
|Uttam Sonam Maskar, Gautami Bhanot, and Swati Chowdhury||10m air rifle women’s team||Silver|
|Raiza Dhillon||Women’s skeet||Silver|
|Harmehar Singh Lally and Sanjana Sood||Mixed team skeet||Silver|
|Sameer, Mahesh Anandakumar, and Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu||25m rapid fire pistol men’s team||Silver|
|Bakhtyaruddin Malek, Shardul Vihan, and Arya Vansh Tyagi||Trap men team||Silver|
|Abhinav Chaudhary and Sainyam||10m air pistol mixed team||Bronze|
|Sainyam, Urva Chaudhary, and Anjali Chaudhary||10m air pistol women’s team||Bronze|
|Umamahesh Maddineni||10m air rifle men||Bronze|
|Unish Holinder, Randeep Singh, and Akshay Kumar||25m standard pistol men’s team||Bronze|
|Yashita Shokeen, Prarthana Khanna, and Tiyana||25m standard pistol women’s team||Bronze|
Top Countries in Medal Count
While India showcased an impressive performance, China emerged as the overall leader in the medal count, securing a remarkable total of 28 medals (12 gold, 9 silver, and 7 bronze). India secured the second position with its tally of 17 medals, followed by Ukraine and Kazakhstan with 10 medals each. Italy, USA, and Korea also displayed their shooting prowess with 11, 13, and 17 medals, respectively.
The ISSF Junior World Championships 2023 provided a thrilling platform for young shooters from around the world to showcase their talent and skills. India’s dominant presence with 90 skilled shooters and an outstanding medal haul of 17 medals highlights the country’s growing prominence in the world of junior shooting sports. These young talents’ remarkable performances indicate a promising future for Indian shooting on the global stage.
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ISSF Junior World Championships 2023 – FAQs
Q1: When and where did the ISSF Junior World Championships 2023 take place?
Ans: From July 16 to July 24, the Changwon Shooting Range in South Korea hosted the ISSF Junior World Championships 2023.
Q2: How many medals did India win in the ISSF Junior World Championships 2023?
Ans: At the ISSF Junior World Championships in 2023, India won a total of 17 medals. There were six gold, six silver, and five bronze medals among them.
Q3: Which countries secured the highest number of medals at the ISSF Junior World Championships 2023?
Ans: China won the most medals with a total of 28, including 12 gold, 9 silver, and 7 bronze. India was in second place with 17 medals, followed by Kazakhstan and Ukraine, each with 10 medals.