World University Games 2023: Indian shooters add silver to medal tally, Bhavani Yadav wins bronze in long jump

M SudharshanM Sudharshan

August 2 2023
World University Games 2023
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Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar finished as runners-up in 10m Air Rifle mixed team event.

The Indian shooting contingent at the World University Games 2023 continued their impressive run by clinching one more medal on day 5. With this medal, shooting alone has secured 14 out of the total of 23 medals India have won so far to date. Rifle shooters Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar secured silver medal in 10m Air Rifle mixed team losing to hosts China (13-17). This is Elavenil’s second medal in this edition prior to clinching gold on the opening day in individual category.

The Indian mixed pair topped qualifiers 1 and 2. In qualifiers 1, the Indian team scored 635.2 followed by 421.3 in the second qualifiers to reach the final.

In women’s long jump, India’s Bhavani Yadav Bhagavathi secured a bronze medal and in the process won India’s first medal in athletics in this edition of World University Games. Two Polish athletes finished ahead of the Indian – Nikola Horowska (6.60m) and Bokun Magdalena (6.41m). Bhavani Yadav’s sixth and final attempt of 6.32m enabled her a podium finish.

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Among the other Indians in the fray, Avantika Narale finished sixth out of the eight athletes in the semi-finals by clocking 11.70 seconds in women’s 100m. She had performed well in the heats by clocking 11.63 to secure a semi-final place but unfortunately missed out on qualifying for the final.

With the two medals secured on day 5, India currently have won 23 medals (gold -11, silver – 5, and bronze – 6)

India’s performance on day 5 of World University Games 2023

Divyansh Pawar/Elavenil Valarivan – 10m Air Rifle Mixed team (Silver)

Bhavani Yadav – Long Jump (Bronze)

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