National women’s champion Mampi Das claimed the gold in air pistol in the 24th Meeting of Shooting Hopes junior international meet at Plzen, Czech Republic, on Friday.

Qualifying second, 0.2 points behind Maria Ivanova of Russia, in a strong field of 101 shooters, Mampi shot 206.4 to beat Marta Zeljkovic of Croatia by 2.3 points for the gold. She had 10.8 and 10.5 on her last two shots to finish in style.

It was Aayushi Gupta who led initially, after qualifying in eighth place, but lost the race towards the climax to the Croat, who nosed ahead for a better medal by 0.4 points.

The results:

Junior men: 50m rifle prone: 1. Marcin Majka (Pol) 206.8 (624.7); 2. Ondrej Holko (Svk) 205.4 (624.9); 3. Petar Gradinarski (Bul) (625.0); 5. Swapnil Suresh Kusale 142.2 (621.3); 17. Ishan Goel 617.0; 82. Ninad Prashant Chaudhari 605.5; 95. Deepak Kairwalya Nerurkar 598.3.

Team: 1. Russia 1862.2; 2. Poland 1856.5; 3. France 1855.6; 9. India 1836.6.

25m rapid fire pistol: 1.Vlacheslav Perelygin (Rus) 22 (561); 2. Oskar Miliwek (Pol) 17 (550); 3. Florian Thunemann (Ger) 16 (551); 10. Neeraj Kumar 547; 14. Rushi Raj Barot 540; 20. Amrender Pal Singh Chauhan 517.

Team: 1. Germany 1659; 2. Poland 1651; 3. Czech Republic 1628; 4. India 1604.

10m air pistol: 1. Grzegorz Dlugosz (Pol) 202.0 (573); 2. Aleksandar Todorov (Bul) 198.5 (572); 3. Prashant Jakhar 178.2 (572); 17. Vishwajeet Singh 566; 22. Samarjit Singh 564; 42. Arjun Das 556.

Junior women: 10m air rifle: 1. Mampi Das 206.4 (417.5); 2. Marta Zeljkovic (Cro) 204.1 (412.9); 3. Aayushi Gupta 183.7 (412.6); 27. Shalini Chahar 409.8; 38. Anjum Moudgil 408.1; 42. Shriyanka Sadangi 407.6; 85. Shreya Bublani 398.3.

Team: 1. Russia 1474.4; 2. Serbia 1235.2; 3. India ‘B’ 1234.9; 14. India ‘A’ 1219.0.

10m air pistol: 1. Shreya Gawande 200.5 (385); 2. Shri Nivetha 198.6 (382); 3. Klaudia Bres (Pol) 177.9 (379); 5. Yashaswini Singh Deswal 136.5 (385); 42. Sakshi Dagar 364; 43. Gauri Sheoran 364.

Team: 1. Bulgaria 1123; 2. Poland 1121 (23x); 3. Czech Republic (22x); 5. India 1113.

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