18-Year-Old Ramita Jindal Crowned World Champion In 10m Air Rifle Women’s Junior Event

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Indian shooter Ramita won the gold medal in the junior women’s 10m air rifle event at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Championship 2022 in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday.

Ramita beat China’s Ying Shen 16-12 in the final to become the world champion. This is her second medal at the ISSF world championships – she won bronze in the same event in the 2021 edition.

The 18-year-old Ramita finished fourth in qualifying to go through to the ranking match, where she was placed top and qualified for the gold medal match.

Tilottama Sen won the bronze medal for her first medal at the world championships. The 14-year-old Tilottama Sen earlier topped the qualifying round.

In another memorable result, Indian shooters made up the podium in the junior women’s 50m pistol event. Devanshi won the gold medal with a total score of 547, Varsha Singh took silver with 539 and Tiyana won bronze with a score of 523. Another Indian, Khushi Kapoor finished fourth with 521.

However, India is still second in the medals table with 25 – 10 golds, five silvers and 10 bronze. China leads with 43 medals.

Credits: olympics.com

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