Shriyanka Sadangi wins air rifle gold

Teenage shooter Shriyanka Sadangi created a sensation on Friday by winning the 10M air rifle women’s junior gold at the ISSF international junior competition in Suhl, Germany. Seventeen-year-old Shriyanka, who hails from Sambalpur in Orissa and based in Delhi, clinched the top honours after pipping Amelie Perment of France by 0.1 point with a 10.8 in her last shot in the finals.

A 9.7 in the eighth round had set her back and she was in third position after the ninth round, but the Gun For Glory academy-trained Shriyanka kept her nerves to hit the bull’s-eye when it mattered. Shriyanka, who bagged the silver in the Asian Championships in Doha earlier this year and the gold in the Asian air gun championships in Kuwait last year, hit a 398 in the qualifying and followed it up with 102.9 in the final.

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