Manu Bhaker won India's first gold of the ISSF Junior World Championships in the women's 10m air pistol ©Getty Images

A junior world record from Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar in the men's 50-metre rifle three positions helps India lead the medal table at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championships in the Peruvian capital Lima.

Manu Bhaker earned India's first success of the championships in the women's 10-metre air pistol as she finished with 241.3, while her compatriot Esha Singh secured silver with 240.0.

However, it was the US who were the top performers on day one of the competition, as William Shaner won the men's 10m air rifle with 250.7 to India's Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil 250.0, Alishia Fayth Layne triumphed in the women's skeet on a shoot-off against Indian Ganemat Sekhon, and Elijah Keith Ellis' 53 in the men's skeet saw off the 52 of his compatriot Jordan Douglas Sapp.

France's Océanne Muller beat Mary Carolynn Tucker in a women's 10m air rifle shoot-off to deny the Americans a fourth gold of the day, while Belarus' Abdul-Aziz Kurdzi clinched the men's 10m air pistol title with 236.8.

Italy reached the final of both team skeet competitions, overcoming the United States 6-4 in the men's gold medal match but losing 6-0 to India in the women's.

Saturday (October 2) saw India earn gold in four of the six team events as it began to dominate the championships.

It had two representatives in the mixed team 10m air pistol gold medal match, with Bhaker and Sarabjot Singh beating Shikha Narwal and Naveen Naveen by 16 to 12.

India won the women's team air pistol title at the expense of Belarus by the same scoreline, and claimed victory against the US in the men's team air rifle by 16 to six.

Belarus was also denied a gold by India in the men's team air pistol final, scoring 14 to its opponents' 16.

William Shaner earned one of the United States'  four gold medals at the ISSF Junior World Championships ©Getty Images
William Shaner earned one of the United States' four gold medals at the ISSF Junior World Championships ©Getty Images

India was also involved in the other two finals on Saturday, but lost 17-15 to the US in the mixed team 10m air rifle and 16-14 to Hungary in the women's team air rifle.

Sunday (October 3) saw Italy notch 31 of the 40 targets to overcome Romania in the mixed team skeet final, with their opponents recording 29.

Soma Richard Hammerl of Hungary triumphed in the men's 50m rifle prone, while Germany's Anna Anssen won the women's version of that competition.

India notched its sixth and seventh golds yesterday as Naamya Kapoor scored 36 in the women's 25m pistol to stave off a challenge from France's Camille Jedrzejewski, who got 33, before Tomar scored a new record of 463.4 in the men's 50m rifle three positions.

India leads with eight gold medals, followed by the US on four, Italy and Hungary with two apiece and France, Belarus and Germany all on one.

Spain, Romania and Czech Republic have all taken a silver, while Austria, Greece, Turkey and Ukraine have also got off the mark with a bronze.

Today featured the final in the women's 50m rifle three positions, with France's Julia Canestrelli victorious with a score of 455.7.

Silver went to Eszter Meszaros of Hungary with 454.3, before bronze went to Mary Carolynn Tucker of the US on 443.8.

Action continues tomorrow with the mixed team rifle prone, women's team 25m pistol, men's 25m rapid fire pistol and the men's and women's team trap finals.

A further six finals are scheduled before the ISSF Junior World Championships draws to a close on Friday (October 8).