Achal wins double gold at Asian Shooting Championship

Achal wins double gold at Asian Shooting Championship

  
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Lajja Goswami

Achal Pratap Grewal won the individual and team gold in Junior Men’s 25m Standard Pistol in the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait on Sunday. He had Rituraj Singh and Shivam Shukla for company on the podium.

In the senior men’s category, Mahendra Singh won the silver, nine points behind Jang Dae Kyu of Korea while Gurpreet Singh shot 567 to finish fifth. With Neeraj Kumar shooting a below par 537, the Indian team was pushed to the bronze behind Korea and China.

2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Lajja Goswami made the finals of the Women’s 50m Rifle Three Position, but could only manage a seventh place finish. The Indian team, with Anjum Moudgil and Elizabeth Susan Koshy as the other members, had confirmed the bronze on Saturday, after the elimination round.

The Indian contingent took its tally to 16 gold, nine silver and 10 bronze medals.

The Results:

Men’s 25m Standard Pistol: 1. Jang Dae Kyu (KOR) 581; 2. Mahendra Singh 572; 3. Tuguldur Oyun (MGL) 571; 5. Gurpreet Singh 567; 31. Neeraj Kumar 537. Team: 1. Korea 1698; 2. China 1691; 3. India 1676.

Junior Men’s 25m Standard Pistol: 1. Achal Pratap Grewal 562; 2. Park Jungwoo (KOR) 561; 3. Lee Jaekyoon (KOR) 560; 5. Rituraj Singh 555; 7. Shivam Shukla 552. Team: 1. India 1669; 2. Korea 1655; 3. Mongolia 1630.

Women’s 50m Rifle Three Position: 1. Chen Dongqi (CHN) 461.0 (585); 2. Narantuya Chuluunbadrakh (MGL) 457.7 (583); 3. Yoo Seo Young (KOR) 446.7 (592); 7. Lajja Gauswami 404.6 (582); 14. Anjum Moudgil 577; 28. Elizabeth Susan Koshy 567. Team: 1. China 1749; 2. Korea 1737; 3. India 1734.

Men’s 50m Rifle Prone: 1. Attapon Vea Aree (THA) 209.2 (621.4); 2. Han Jinseop (KOR) 208.1 (626.8); 3. Kim Jonghyun (KOR) 187.3 (626.6); 9. Sushil Ghalay 619.0; 10. Surendra Singh Rathod 618.8; 26. Shamsheer Bhandari 614.4.
Team: 1. Korea 1864.2; 2. China 1856.2; 3. Kazakhstan 1855.1; 4. India 1850.3.

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