Asian Airgun Championship: India finish with 16 gold medals

Asian Airgun Championship: India finish with 16 gold medals

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Taiyuan, Apr 1: Continuing their dominance, Indian shooters on Monday ended their campaign on high note claiming six gold medals with a total of 25 medals at the 12th Asian Airgun Championship in Taipei.

India ended the championship with an overall tally of 25 medals including 16 gold, five silver and four bronze .

On the last day of the competition, Yash Vardhan and Shreya Agrawal bagged three gold medals each.

Showing his brilliant skill, Yash finished on top in 10 metre Air Rifle men's junior event. After that, he clinched the gold metal in the team competition with his partners - Keval Prajpati and Aishwary Tomar.

Yash scored 249.5, while Keval and Aishwary shot 247.3 and 226.1 for silver and bronze.

Earlier, Vardhan and Shreya combined to win the Mixed Team Rifle junior event.

Meanwhile, in the 10m Air Rifle women's junior event, Shreya won the gold. She also won the Team gold along with Mehuli Ghosh and Kavi Chakkaravarthy.

Shreya's gold-winning 24-shots ended on an impressive 252.5, while Mehuli settled for individual bronze with an effort of 228.3. Kavi was fourth.

Throughout the championship, both the senior and junior teams performed equally admirably and showed India's dominance.

Indian shooting’s next assignment is scheduled for Al Ain in the UAE where the ISSF Shotgun World Cup stage two starts from 5 April. (UNI)