Junior World Championship: Naamya Kapoor, 14, wins gold; Aishwary Tomar smashes world record

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar in action at the New Delhi World Cup in 2021, where he won gold in the 50m 3P. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images

Olympian Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar clinched the Junior Men's 50M rifle 3 positions gold to make it a clean sweep for India in the two medal events listed on competition day six of the on going International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship in Lima, Peru on Monday.

In fact, he even equalled the junior world record score of 1185 in qualification to top the field. The talented youngster then went on to smash the Junior world record in the final with a score of 463.4, finishing almost a full seven points ahead of second-placed Frenchman Lucas Kryzs, who won silver with a score of 456.5. Gavin Barnick of the USA won bronze with 446.6.

Among the other Indians in the field, Sanskar Havelia was 11th with 1160, Pankaj Mukheja 15th with 1157, Sartaj Tiwana 16th with 1157 and Gurman Singh finished 22nd with a score of 1153.

Earlier, India's 14-year-old shooter Naamya Kapoor fired her way to the gold medal ahead of celebrated compatriot Manu Bhaker in the women's 25m pistol event.

Kapoor shot 36 in the finals to claim the top prize ahead of France's Camille Jedrzejewski (33) and 19-year-old Olympian Bhaker (31), who has already won three golds so far in the tournament.

Bhaker took bronze after the French shooter prevailed in a shoot-off. Another Indian shooter, Rhythm Sangwan, finished fourth as the country dominated the finals.

Kapoor was sixth in the qualification with a total of 580 as Bhaker (587) and Sangwan (586) grabbed the top two spots.

Kapoor, who hails from Delhi, had shot the second best score of 583 in qualification to finish fifth in the national shooting selection trials at the Dr Karni Singh Range in August.

With the addition of three medals including two gold, India have now further extended their lead on the top of the medals table with eight gold, six silver and three bronze medals.

This is the first multi-discipline shooting event since the Tokyo Olympics, with as many as 32 nations and nearly 370 athletes participating in the championship.