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    Golden day for India at Asian Shooting Championship

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    It turned out to be a golden day for India as junior shooters won seven more medals, including five gold, on day three of the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait. This took India’s overall medal tally from the competition to twenty one.

    Swapnil Kusale won a gold in the Junior Men’s 50m Rifle Prone with a final Asian junior record of 185.4 points, 1.8 points ahead of Mohammmed Saad Allmubarak of Qatar. The bronze was won by Ce Wang of China. India also won the team gold in the event when Swapnil Kusale, Ishan Goel and Akhil Sheoran shot a combined total of 1839.4 to beat the teams from Korea and China.

    In the Youth Men’s 10m Air Pistol, Shainki Nagar claimed the gold with a score of 197. Samarjit Singh won the bronze. The two combined with Mohit Gour to also win the team gold 13 points ahead of Korea. The bronze was won by Thailand.

    Sumedh Kumar bagged his second individual medal of the competition by winning a bronze in the Junior Men’s 10m Air Pistol. He also won the team gold in the event combining with Hemendra Kushwaha and Achal Pratap Grewal after shooting a total score of 1706.

    However there was some disappointment in the senior category as only Omkar Singh qualified for the 10m Air Pistol finals. Omkar finished 8th with a score of 76.8. The gold in the event was won by world’s best pistol shooter Jong Oh Jin of Korea.

    In Women’s Skeet, Rashmee Rathore (67) and Saniya Sheikh (63) were placed 11th and 20th respectively.

    The Results:

    Men’s 10m Air Pistol: 1. Jin Jongoh (KOR) 201.2 (580); 2. Pang Wei (CHN) 200.1 (585); 3. Pu Qifeng (CHN) 179.5 (579); 8. Omkar Singh 76.8 (578); 15. Jitendra Vibhute 575; 24. Aman Pathania 573. OOC: Gurpreet Singh 573. Team: 1. China 1748; 2. Korea 1744; 3. Vietnam 1729; 4. India 1726.

    Junior Men’s 10m Air Pistol: 1. Bae Jaebeom (KOR) 197.8 (570); 2. Zhang Bowen (CHN) 197.2 (579); 3. Sumedh Kumar 177.8 (578); 8. Hemendra Kushwah 75.2 (568); 12. Achal Pratap Grewal 560. OOC: Arjun Das 570. Team: 1. India 1706; 2. Korea 1705; 3. Thailand 1676.

    Youth Men’s 10m Air Pistol: 1. Shainki Nagar 197.0 (561); 2. Yeom Jinseok (KOR) 192.0 (562); 3. Samarjit Singh 174.1 (566); 4. Mohit Gour 152.8 (563). Team: 1. India 1690; 2. Korea 1677; 3. Thailand 1629.

    Junior Men’s 50m Rifle Prone: 1. Swapnil Kusale 185.4 (618.1); 2. Mohammed Saad Almubarak (QAT) 183.6 (611.9); 3. Wang Ce (CHN) 160.9 (611.8); 4. Ishan Goel 140.2 (615.9); 13. Akhil Sheoran 605.4. Team: 1. India 1839.4; 2. Korea 1830.7; 3. China 1829.0.


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