Pistol Athletes Earn National Junior Olympian Titles

COLO SPRGS, CO (Aug 1, 2022) – Junior Pistol shooters from around the country came to the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 24-31, for a chance to be crowned a 2022 National Junior Olympic Champion.  

All of the junior athletes at the competition had to qualify by shooting the minimum qualification score in their respective state’s 2022 Junior Olympic State Championships. 

During the national weeklong competition, National Junior Olympic Championship titles were awarded to the top shooters of each discipline, earning them a position on the National Futures Team.  

The overall female winner in 10M Air Pistol was Suman Sanghera, followed by Katherine Ahn who took home a silver medal, and Annabell Yi who earned bronze. 

 Hunter Battig took home gold in the overall Men’s 10M Air Pistol finals. Nathan Bae earned silver after facing off with Battig in the gold medal match and Mark Shen took home bronze.

In Sport Pistol, Abbie Leverett, an incoming freshman at The Ohio State University, earned the Junior Olympic Champion title. Ada Korkhin took home silver and Mehr Chanda earned bronze.

Ryan Yi took home the gold in men’s overall Sport Pistol. Paul Kang earned silver, and Nathan Bae won bronze.

Ryan Yi also earned the gold medal in Rapid Fire Pistol. Paul Kang earned silver, and David Hong took home bronze.

Rapid Fire: Rapid Fire Pistol overall medalists. L to R, Paul Kang, silver, Ryan Yi, gold, David Hong, bronze.
Rapid Fire: Rapid Fire Pistol overall medalists. L to R, Paul Kang, silver, Ryan Yi, gold, David Hong, bronze. Photo by Brittany Nelson, USAS

Medals were also awarded to the top three male and female finishers in under 15 and under 18 age categories. 

Medalist results are as follows: 

Air Pistol 

Men’s U15 

Gold- William Regala 

Silver- Zachary Cundy 

Bronze- Ammar Bagasra 

Women’s U15 

Gold- Mehr Chanda  

Silver- Lucia Kim 

Bronze- Rachel Kim 

Men’s U18 

Gold- Remmington Smith 

Silver- Bryce Beckman 

Bronze- Marucs Klemp 

Women’s U18 

Gold- Ada Korkhin  

Silver- Riya Salian  

Bronze- Jenny Noh 

Sport Pistol

Men’s U15 

Gold- Mark Shen 

Silver- William Regala 

Bronze- Ammar Bagasra  

Women’s U15 

Gold- Saanvi Singh 

Silver- Kylie Wells 

Bronze- Chloe Bae 

Men’s U18

Rapid fire Paul Kang
Paul Kang during a rapid-fire relay. Photo by Brittany Nelson, USAS

Gold- David Hong 

Silver- Ethan Lim 

Bronze- Brennan Laing  

Women’s U18 

Gold- Katherine Ahn  

Silver-Riya Salian 

Bronze- Suman Sanghera 

Men’s Rapid Fire

Men’s U15

Gold- Mark Shen

Silver- Ammar Bagasra

Bronze- Nathan Chang

Men’s U18 

Gold- Sky Lim

Silver- Nathan Bae

Bronze- Brennan Laing


Find all official results here. View photos of the event here.