The upcoming sportsman Shapath Bharadwaj, the 15-year old from Meerut, shot a 48 in the final to finish third. New Delhi: The teenager Shapath Bharadwaj on last Sunday won a bronze medal in the double trap event and his contemporaries Lakshay Sheoran and Manisha Keer combined to win a bronze.
This was a mixed team trap competition at the ISSF Junior Shotgun World Cup in Porpetto, Italy. Shapath Bharadwaj, the 15 years old boy from Meerut, shot a 48 in the final round where he ultimately finishes at the back gold-medal winning Briton James Dedman and Finland’s Miki Ylonen.
Junior Shotgun World Cup
Dedman, in fact, smashed his own junior world record in this precious and ambitious event, and at the finishing round, the final score was of 70, while Miki had 66. Ahvar Rizvi had also shot 124 but go down in the final shoot-off to and finally the silver medallist Ylonen 2-1, for the sixth and final qualifying in the spot.
In a quality final field, which, besides the world record holder Dedman, also had Ying Qi of China, and Ying Qi from China had won a Senior World Cup stage bronze in Acapulco in the starting of this year 2017.
Shapath started strongly and he was in the second position with 13 hits after the first 16 shots in the final, behind Dedman who is right now having 14 hits. He shot 41 out of 50 to assure himself of a medal with Dedman living this group for living the field with 45 hits at that stage. In the meantime, Miko Ylonen of Finland had slowly made his way up to challenge the leaders.
Shapath Bharadwaj Wins Bronze
This was India’s first medal in the competition alongside the bronze won by Sheoran and Keer in the mixed team trap competition on the last Sunday and these phenomena are having a status of a test event. The competition ends on the last Sunday with the junior men’s skeet finals.
Italy has so far dominated the competition by winning three gold medals consecutively, including the mixed trap test event gold alongside the three silver and one bronze medal. Lakshay and Manisha beat the US pair of Sevin Edward Layer and Emma Lee Williams 34-33 and this was the bronze-medal match.
The Indian pair finished fourth among 16 teams which are being qualified, shooting a collective score of 84 out of 100 to make the six-team final rounds.
Italy’s Emanuele Buccolieri and Maria Palmitessa already managed to get defeat Alberto Belluzzo and Erica Sessa 41-37 in the gold medal match. The event was blissful and perfect and it was a test event.
Bharadwaj gradually qualified in second place for the final, shooting 131 out of 150.