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Asian Games: Esha Singh adds 25m pistol silver, Manu Bhaker ends disappointing fifth

Asian Games: Esha Singh adds 25m pistol silver, Manu Bhaker ends disappointing fifth

The Asian Games silver medalist, Esha Singh had won a gold medal in women's 25m pistol team event in Baku World Championships.

After bagging a gold in the team event, India’s Esha Singh grabbed a silver medal in the women’s 25m pistol final at the Asian Games on Wednesday. In the final, she scored 34 points, to finish behind China’s Rui Liu who won the gold with 38 points. South Korea’s Jiin Yaang, who had 29 points, took home the bronze medal.

Manu Bhaker Pistol Malfunction

This was India’s 11th medal from the shooting range, adding to the country’s tally of 21 medals. On the other hand, Manu Bhaker missed out on a medal in the event. She could only secure 21 points, which earned her the fifth position. Manu Bhaker’s poor performance in the final was largely due to a pistol malfunction.

Earlier, the men’s skeet team of Angad Vir Singh, Gurjoat Singh, and Anand Jeet Singh bagged a bronze medal on Wednesday. With 355 points, India secured the bronze medal. The gold medal went to China with 362 points and Qatar secured the silver medal with 359 points.

India at Asian Games Shooting

India’s Sift Kaur Samra bagged a gold while Ashi Chouksey got a bronze medal in the women’s 50 m rifle 3P individual final at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Wednesday, giving the country a double podium finish. With a score of 469.6 points, Sift not only topped the charts to secure gold but also broke the world record, Asian record, and the Asian Games record.

Earlier today, the Indian shooting trio of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh, and Rhythm Sangwan continued the country’s dominating run at shooting as they captured a Gold medal in the women’s 25 m pistol team event at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Wednesday. India got a total of 1759 points, enough to clinch the gold. The silver medal was secured by China with 1756 points. South Korea got the bronze medal with a total of 1742 points.

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