- 06 Oct 2021
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Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar of Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy has won a gold medal for the country by performing brilliantly in the 50m Rifle Three Position (Men) section of the ISSF Junior World Championships held in Lima (Peru). He achieved this feat with 463.4 points in the final.
- Along with this, Aishwarya also set a new world record at the junior level. Earlier this world record was held by Filip Napejshal of Czech Republic, which he set on November 19, 2019 in China with 462.9 points.
- France's Lucas Bernard Denis Kries was second with 456.5 points, while America's Gavin Raymond Le Barnick was third with 446.6 points.
- Aishwarya, who represented the country at the Tokyo Olympics, equaled the world record in the qualification round to finish at the top with 1185 points.
- Aishwarya equaled the world record with a total of 1185 points with 397 marks in neeling, 398 in prone and 390 in standing.
- He has set a world record for the second time in this event of the World Championships. Earlier, he had set a new world record by securing 459.3 points in the 50m rifle 3 position at the 2019 ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.
- It is noteworthy that Aishwarya Pratap Singh, born in a farmer family on February 3, 2001 in village Ratanpur of Jhirnia tehsil of Khargone district, is training in Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy since 2015. He has so far brought three gold, one silver and one bronze medals to the country in international competitions. Aishwarya Pratap has earned 11 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals in national competitions.