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ISSF Jr World Cup: Mahima Agarwal Bags Silver In Team Event

Mahima Agarwal ISSF

Yet another Indian has brought glory at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney, Australia. On Wednesday (March 28), India’s shooter Mahima Turhi Agarwal, bagged a silver medal in the 25m pistol women’s team. Mahima, who belongs to the Jabalpur’s Gun for Glory academy, teamed up with Arunima Gaur and Tanu Rawal to win the medal. The accumulative score of the trio put them on the second spot.

What makes it more special is that Mahima has never attempted the 25m category in the past. She is known to be a 10m pistol shooter. 

“This was my first ever 25m pistol event and I am glad to have finished it off with a silver medal,” Mahima told TOI from Sydney

“I was very nervous going into the range this morning but I knew if I could get my momentum going I could help my team secure a good finish. All this was possible because of my training at the GFG Academy and the way my coaches had instilled so much confidence in me,” she added.

Not letting opportunity slip by

A vacancy in the Indian team helped Mahima contest in the 25m pistol team event.

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Her coach, Nishant Nathwani, told TOI: “There is no 25m range in Jabalpur. But, her (Mahima’s) commitment encouraged us and we started working on the technique to prepare her for 25m category. I am happy that she has proved her worth at such a big event. Mahima started her practice in 2014.”

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The director of Gun For Glory Academy, Prashant Jain, said Mahima’s spectacular performance in her debut 25m pistol discipline was possible because of the innovative training methods she underwent.

The Gun for Glory academy’s three shooters, Elavenil Valarivan, Shreya Agrawal and Mahima Turhi Agarwal, who travelled to Sydney for the junior world cup, finished the tournament with flying colours and won a total of six medals, including four golds, a silver and a bronze.

Way to go, girls!

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Picture credit: Gunforglory.in
Featured image source: TOI

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