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Junior shooters deliver 2 gold for India at world championships

Junior shooters deliver 2 gold for India at world championships in South Korea. (Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

There was no stopping the golden run of India’s junior shooters with Hriday Hazarika claiming the men’s 10m air rifle top honours before the women’s team combined for a new world record and gold at the ISSF World Championships on Friday. Hazarika, the lone Indian to qualify for the men’s final with a score of 627.3, was tied with Iran’s Mohammed Amir Nekounam on 250.1 once the field was pruned to the regulation top eight. But the 17-year-old Indian clinched the yellow metal after prevailing in a shoot-off at the prestigious International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) tournament. The bronze went…

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