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Shapath Bharadwaj wins individual bronze, Lakshay-Manisha win team bronze

15-year old Shapath Bharadwaj won bronze in double trap shooting in ISSF Junior Shotgun World Cup at Porpetto  in Italy. Shapath qualified in second place for the final round  shooting 131 out of 150. In the bronze medal match , he defeated Eraldo Apolloni of Italy scoring 48 over 40l. James Dedman of Great Britain won the gold and Miki Ylonen of Finland won the silver. Shapath missed the gold medal match by just 1 point. He was the youngest among the finalists.

Lakshay Shearon and Manisha Keer with their bronze medal

Earlier in the day Lakshay Sheoran and Manisha Keer  won India the bronze medal in the mixed team trap competition. They defeated the US pair of Sevin Edward Layer and Emma Lee Williams 34-33 in the bronze medal match. The Indian pair finished fourth among 16 teams in the qualifying, shooting a combined score of 84 out of 100 to make the six-team final rounds.

It is to be noted that Shapath Bharadwaj won the 13th International Grandpix in Porpetto last year. He is also the youngest shotgun shooter to make into the Indian senior team at the age of 14. He even made history by becoming the youngest player in the world to enter the ISSF World Cup Senior Finals in May 2017 at Larkana in Cyprus.  

To know more about Shapath Bharadwaj’s sensational achievements click on https://www.sportsavour.com/sensational-shapath-bharadwaj/

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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