LPU students are setting examples for the world with their consistently marvelous sports achievements! LPU BA student Arjun Cheema has won the Gold Medal in 50m Free Pistol event in Junior World Championships held in Peru! With immense pride, we at LPU extend our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Proud Verto on his amazing achievement!
The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championships was first introduced in 2017. The championship covers various events in both Olympic and non-Olympic events in rifles, pistol and shotgun, with individual and team events. According to ISSF rules and regulations, an athlete is considered ‘JUNIOR’ if they are under 21 on December 31 of the competition year.
Team India created history at the shooting range of Las Palmas, Peruvian capital of Lima, where ISSF World Junior Champions 2021 was held. The 2021 ISSF World Junior Championship was held in Peru, from September 21 to October 10, 2021, for Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun. Team India asserted its quality in junior men and junior women’s events; in the Pistol event, Team India won 26 medals; in the Shotgun event, they won 9 medals, while in the Rifle event, Team India won 8 medals.
On the final day of the ISSF World Junior Championship, in the 50m pistol for junior men, LPU BA Student Outplayed everyone, clinching a gold medal. Arjun Cheema performed exceptionally well in the 16-strong field, scoring a whopping 549 out of 600, with both teammates Shaurya Sarin and Ajinkya Chavan also finishing on the same score. However, based on inner 10s and count back, Arjun was awarded Gold while Shaurya was adjudged second and Ajinkya third.
12 medals were on the championship’s final day offer, and Team India swept all the 12 medals. Out of 114 medals distributed in the championship, Team India won 43. According to the Medal Standing, the first place was confidently taken by Indian athletes, who won 43 medals, including 17 gold, 16 silver, and 10 bronze medals. Athletes took second place in the USA, who won 21 medals, including 7 golds, 8 silver and 9 bronze medals. The Athletes from Italy were placed third. Here is a look at the medal table: