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India ranked second at ISSF Junior World Championship in South Korea 2023

The ISSF Junior World Championships 2023 took place at Changwon Shooting Range, South Korea from July 16 to 24. In its third edition this year, the event featured 90 skilled Indian shooters participating in pistol, rifle, and shotgun disciplines within the under-21 age category, all striving to secure medals.

India Shines at ISSF Junior World Championships 2023 with 17 Medals and a Dominant Contingent of 90 Shooters

The 2023 junior world championships saw India sending the largest contingent of 90 shooters, followed by Korea with 66 participants and the USA with 43. A total of over 550 shooters from 44 countries competed in the championships.

India’s impressive performance led to a total of 17 medals, including six gold, six silver, and five bronze at the ISSF Junior World Championships 2023. Remarkably, seven Indian shooters managed to secure more than one medal during the competition.

Medal winners from India at the ISSF Junior World Championships 2023

Shooter Event Medal
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 10 countries with the highest number of medals won at the ISSF Junior World Championships 2023:


Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 12 9 7 28
2 India 6 6 5 17
3 Ukraine 5 3 2 10
4 Kazakhstan 4 4 2 10
5 Italy 4 3 4 11
6 USA 4 1 8 13
7 Korea 3 6 8 17
8 France 2 2 1 5
8 Switzerland 2 2 1 5
10 Norway 2 1 3 6

Key takeaways for competitive examinations

  • President of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF): Luciano Rossi

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