India went down to Italy 4-6, in the men's trap team gold medal match and had to contend with silver,  its 20thmedal,  in the ISSF Junior World Championship in Lima, Peru.

India is on top of the medals tally with nine gold, eight silver, and three bronze medals already in their kitty. The USA are closest with six gold, eight silver, and five bronze medals.

However, the  Women’s trap team of Kirti Gupta, Aadya Tripathi, and Divya Singh went down 2-6 to Germany in the bronze medal match 

The trio of Bakhtyaruddin Malek, Shardul Vihan, and Vivaan Kapoor had qualified for the match after placing second out of seven teams in qualification, with a combined score of 473 out of 525. Italy was strong throughout the competition having topped qualification with a huge 486.

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Overall India had yet another profitable day as the Women’s 25M Sports Pistol team won gold and southpaw shooter Adarsh Singh won silver in the Men’s 25M Rapid Fire Pistol, in finals held earlier on competition day eight.

Day ninth day of competitions and has four medal events lined up. The first two are the  Men’s and Women’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions Team competitions, followed by the 25M Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Team and finally from the Shotgun ranges, the final of the Trap Mixed Team competition.

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