Elavenil Beats Mehuli to Win Individual Gold in Junior World Cup, India Create World Record in Team Event
Junior Shooting World Cup: India completed a one-two in women's 10m air rifle and also won a gold medal in women's 10m air rifle team event.
Mehuli Ghosh and Elavenil Valarivan shone for India in the Junior Shooting World Cup. (Photo Credit: @OfficialNRAI)
New Delhi: Elavenil Valarivan beat compatriot Mehuli Ghosh to win the individual gold in a one-two finish for India in women's 10m air rifle competition of the Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany Monday.
Elavenil won the 10m air rifle gold with a total score of 251.6 while Ghosh got the silver with 250.2 points. Oceanne Marianne Muller from France took home the silver.
India created a junior world record on the way to the team gold in women's 10m air rifle competition.
Besides the team gold, India bagged another yellow metal and a silver in individual competition, continuing their domination in the tournament.
The efforts of Valarivan, Ghosh and Shreya Agrawal ensured India remained on top of the medals tally with six gold and as many silver, besides two bronze for a total of 14 medals so far.
China was lying second with two gold and a total of six medals.
The day belonged to Elavenil, a Junior World Championship silver medallist, who claimed a golden double by winning both the individual as well as the team competition, beating Mehuli in the final.
Elavenil had qualified in eighth place for the eight-woman final with a score of 627.5 in qualifying. Mehuli topped the qualification round with 630.4 while Shreya shot 625.4 to end in 17th place.
Mehuli started off well in the final and led till the 13th shot before Elavenil forged ahead.
The duo kept challenging bronze medal winner Oceanne Muller of France, who kept pace with the duo before a 9.1 in the 22nd shot meant the two Indians were left to fight for the top two positions.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.
Recommended For You
- Ira Khan Shares Romantic Pic With Boyfriend Mishaal, But Her Caption Spark Concern Among Netizens
- Woman, Whose Rendition of Lata Mangeshkar Classic Went Viral, Records Song for Himesh Reshammiya
- Sai Praneeth Guarantees 1st Men's Singles World Championships Medal Since 1983
- NASA’s Next Moon Landing Will be Powered by The Aitken Supercomputer Made by HP
- RCB Rope in Hesson & Katich for IPL 2020, Sack Kirsten and Nehra