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India on top of medal standings on Day 6 of Asian Shooting


Kuwait City: India today jumped on top of overall medal standings at 13th Asian Shooting Championship with six more medals to their kitty on Day 6 of competitions here.

India went ahead of China with a total of 12 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze for a total haul of 28 medals with three more days left. China has 11 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze medals.

In men’s 25m standard pistol event, Mahendra Singh won the silver shooting a total of 572. Korean Dae Kyu Jang won the gold with 581 points.

Mahendra teamed up with Gurpreet Singh and Neeraj Kumar to win the team bronze in the event. The trio shot a total of 1676 points. The Korean team won the gold with a total of 1698 while China won the silver shooting 1691

In women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event, Lajja Gauswami qualified for the 8-women final but ended seventh shooting 404.6 in the finals.

Gauswami, Anjum Moudgil and Elizabeth Susan Koshy shot a total of 1734 to bag the team event bronze. China won gold with a score of 1749 while Korea won silver shooting a combined score of 1737.

In men’s junior air standard pistol event, Achal Pratap Grewal shot 562 to win gold. Jungwoo Park and Jaekyoon Lee of Korea shot 561 and 560 respectively to win silver and bronze.

The Indian trio of comprising Achal Pratap Grewal, Shivam Shukla and Rituraj Singh also won gold in the team event ahead of the Korea and Mongolia.

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