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India open with five medals in Asian Shooting C’ship

The Indian shooting squad began its campaign at the 13th Asian Shooting Championship on an impressive note as they bagged five medals but the seniors, including Ronjan Sodhi, could not finish on the podium on day one of competition here on Tuesday.

The 10-metre air rifle women’s youth team won the day’s only gold for India when Prachi Gadkari, Gayatri Pawaskar and Aashi Rastogi finished with a combined total of 1226.8 at the end of their qualification rounds.

The Korean team won the silver, while Bangladesh won the bronze in the event.

Prachi also won the individual bronze in the event, finishing the finals with a score of 181.3, after having qualified with a score of 408. Tajikistan won the silver while Korea came in third.

In the 10m air rifle junior women’s competition, two Indians -- Mampi Das and Shriyanka Sadangi -- qualified for the finals but finished 4th and 7th respectively.

They, however, won the team silver medal in the event with a combined total of 1228. Iran won the gold with 1233 and Korea the bronze with 1227.8.
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