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India win 7 more medals in Asian Shooting C’ship

The Indian contingent added seven more medals, including five gold, to their kitty on day three of the 13th Asian Shooting Championship here on Thursday.

This took India’s overall medal tally from the competition to 21. On the third day, Shainki Nagar won a gold with a score of 197 in youth’s 10m air pistol finals. Samarjit Singh won the bronze. The two combined with Mohit Gour to also win the team gold in the event, shooting a combined total of 1690 to beat the Korean team which shot a total of 1677 while Thailand team won the bronze with a score of 1629.

Sumedh Kumar bagged his third medal of the competition by winning a bronze in the 10M air pistol junior men’s event. He also won the team gold in the event combining with Hemendra Kushwaha and Achal Pratap Grewal after shooting a total score of 1706.

In 50m rifle prone junior men’s event, Swapnil Kusale claimed the gold by shooting a score of 185.4. The silver was won by Qatar’s Mohammad Saad Almubarak and the bronze by Ce Wang of China.

India also won the team gold in the event when Swapnil Kusale, Ishan Goel and Akhil Sheoran shot a combined total of 1839.4 to beat the teams from Korea and China. 
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