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Asian Games: It’s raining medals in shooting as India’s men’s skeet team claims bronze

Asian Games: It’s raining medals in shooting as India’s men’s skeet team claims bronze

The Indian men's skeet team of Angad Vir Singh, Gurjoat Singh, and Anand Jeet Singh secured country's 10th medal in shooting at Asian Games.

In what has been an epic Wednesday so far, the Indian men’s skeet team of Angad Vir Singh, Gurjoat Singh, and Anand Jeet Singh bagged a bronze medal. The trio ended up scoring 355 points to take the third prize. China ,meanwhile won the gold (362) and Qatar bagging the silver medal (359).

India at Asian Games 2023 Shooting

This is India’s tenth medal in shooting. Earlier, India’s Sift Kaur Samra bagged a gold while Ashi Chouksey got a bronze medal in the women’s 50m 3 rifle positions event. 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. The world record was held by Great Britain. The Asian record was held by China and the Asian Games record was previously held by Mongolia.

Prior to that, the Indian shooting trio of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh, and Rhythm Sangwan continued the country’s dominating run at shooting. They captured a Gold medal in the women’s 25 m pistol team event. 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.

Also, Ashi Chouksey, Manini Kaushik, and Sift Kaur Samara secured a silver medal for India in the women’s 50 m rifle 3P team shooting event on Wednesday. With a score of 1754 points, India secured a silver medal at the event, falling just 19 points short of a gold medal.
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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