Ankur Mittal claimed two gold medals in the Men’s Double Trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, further underlining his growing prowess.
The 25-year-old shooter from Haryana has been in great form ever since he bagged a silver in season’s inaugural ISSF World Cup in New Delhi and followed it with a gold at the World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.
In the finals, Ankur beat Khaled Alkaabi of the UAE 71-70 after shooting 137 in the qualification.
The Indian trio of Ankur, Sangram Dahiya and Mohd. Asab also claimed the team gold with a total of 415, eight points ahead of UAE while China won the bronze.
Sangram Dahiya shot the highest qualification score of 140 but eventually finished fourth while Asab finished fifth in the individual event.
UAE’s Saif Alshamsy won the bronze.
Men’s Double Trap: 1. Ankur Mittal 71 (137); 2. Khaled Alkaabi (UAE) 70 (138); 3. Saif Alshamsy (UAE) 53 (136); 4. Sangram Dahya 43 140; 5. Mohd. Asab 34 (138).
Team: 1. India 415; 2. UAE 407; 3. China 390.