Delhi’s Naamya wins gold at ISSF Junior World Championship

Naamya Kapoor, 14, clinched a gold medal in the 25m-air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Championship in Lima on Monday.

It was a double delight for the Indian shooting contingent as Tokyo Olympian Manu Bhaker won the bronze in the same event. Naamya an impressive 36 in the final round to bag the pole position ahead of France’s Camille Jedrzejewski (33) and her fellow countrymate Manu (31).

Another Indian shooter Rhythm Sangwan narrowly missed out on being on the podium after finishing fourth in the finals. Delhi’s Naamya had shot the second-best score of 583 in qualification to finish fifth in the national shooting selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range in August.

India lead standings with seven gold, six silver, and three bronze for a total of 16 medals.