India began their ISSF World Championship campaign with a bronze in the women's 25m pistol team junior competition on Thursday.
The trio of Esha Singh, Naamya Kapoor and Vibhuti Bhatia demolished team Germany 17-1 in the bronze medal match to get India on the medal tally on day one of the competition.
China bag gold
Esha, Naamya and Vibhuti finished fourth in the first round of qualification with a score of 856 to make it to the next stage in the third position. In the next round they shot 437 to finish behind the Germans in the fourth position to qualify for the bronze medal match. China won the gold in the event while Korea bagged silver.
In the day's other results, Nishchal shot 616.9 and Nupur Kumrawat 606.6 to finish eighth and 34th respectively in the women's 50m rifle prone junior competition.
In the corresponding junior men's event, Surya Pratap Singh (608.7) finished 13th, Pankaj Mukheja (608.5) 14th, Harsh Singla (606.0) 20th while Adriyan Karmakar (603.7) ended in 27th place.
Other Indians progress
In the 50m rifle prone mixed team junior competition, two Indian pairs made it to the second stage by virtue of finishing in the top eight in the first qualification stage among 17 teams.
Surya Pratap Singh and Nishchal shot 619.1 to finish second in the stage while Nupur Kumrawat and Pankaj Mukheja shot a combined 612.4 to finish seventh.