Indian shooters struggle to make impact at Asian Airgun

Indian shooters struggle to make impact at Asian Airgun

By Indianshooting.com   
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Shriyanka Sadangi
Shriyanka Sadangi

9th Asian Airgun Shooting ChampionshipIndian shooters struggled to make an impact while the Chinese shooters dominated after the first two days of the 9th Asian Airgun Championship in Tehran, Iran.

Indian shooters could not win an individual medal in any of the six rifle events but managed to win two team silver medals in the men’s and women’s event while the youth men’s team bagged the bronze.

Shriyanka Sadangi and Satyendra Singh with a 5th place finish in the Women’s and Men’s 10m Air Rifle events were best among the Indians.

Shriyanka shot 414.2 and followed it with a 142.5 in the finals. The other two shooters in the event, Anjum Moudgil finished 6th while experienced Suma Shirur finished 7th.

Satyendra Singh shot 622.2 in the qualification and 142.1 in the finals, while Akhil Sheoran shot 621.3 and missed the final by 0.1 point.

The competition will continue with the pistol events over the next two days.

The Results:

Men’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Liu Yukun (Chn) 209.8 (625.2); 2. Cao Yifei (Chn) 209.4 (628.6); 3. Qian Xuechao (Chn) 187.9 (622.7); 5. Satyendra Singh 142.1 (622.2); 9. Akhil Sheoran 621.3; 10. Imran Hasan Khan 620.8.

Team: 1. China 1876.5; 2. India 1864.3; 3. Thailand 1861.1.

Junior Men’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Liang Xiaohu (Chn) 208.3 (621.8); 2. Song Buham (Chn) 207.3 (621.9); 3.Atsushi Shimada (Jpn) 185.0 (626.1); 6. Pratik Borse 121.9 (621.4); 7. Arjun Babuta 100.9 (621.0); 15. Tejas Krishna Prasad 614.0.

Team: 1. Iran 1865.4; 2. Bangladesh 1860.0; 3. China 1857.8; 4. India 1856.4.

Youth Men’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Amirsiyavash Zolfagharian (Iri) 206.3 (621.9); 2.Sui Gengcheng (Chn) 205.8 (625.8); 3. Masaya Endoh (Jpn) 184.0 (621.7); 8. Hriday Hazarika 78.9 (621.5); 10. Sachet Pinnanath 613.3; 14. Vinaykumar Patil 605.4.

Team: 1. China 1861.7; 2. Japan 1843.8; 3. India 1840.2.

Women’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Xu Hong (Chn) 207.9 (416.7); 2. Du Bei (Chn) 207.1 (418.5); 3. Shi Mengyao (Chn) 185.7 (415.3); 5. Shriyanka Sadangi 142.5 (414.2); 6. Anjum Moudgil 122.1 (417.4); 7. Suma Shirur 100.9 (413.5).

Team: 1. China 1250.5; 2. India 1245.1; 3. Iran 1232.1.

Junior Women’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Wang Luyao (Chn) 209.6 (FARJ) 417.7; 2. Sadeghian Armina (Iri)209.2 (414.1); 3. Wu Mingyang (Chn) 186.8 (417.6); 8. Dilreen Gill 80.7 (416.0); 13. Geetakshi Dixit 407.3; 17. Aashi Rastogi 400.8.

Team: 1. China 1250.8 (WRJ); 2. Japan 1229.8; 3. Iran 1229.3; 5. India 1224.1.

Youth Women’s 10m Air Rifle: 1. Zhu Yingjie (Chn) 207.3 (418.9); 2. Gao Liqing (Chn) 206.5 (411.1); 3. Ren Jiaxiang (Chn) 184.3 (414.0); 8. Samiksha Dhingra 76.9 (411.6); 16. Gayatri Pawaskar 404.3; 17. Vidhi Jain 403.8.

Team: 1. China 1244.0; 2. Bangladesh 1227.5; 3. Kazakhstan 1222.4; 4. India 1219.7.

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