New Delhi [India]: Ace Indian shooter Kynan Chenai won his second bronze in as many days, this time in partnership with Shreyasi Singh in the mixed team trap event at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun, currently underway in Astana, Kazakhstan.
They defeated Lebanon 40-38 in the bronze medal match to win India’s fourth medal of the competition.
Kuwait’s Abdulrahman Al Faihan and Sarah Al Hawal won gold in the event beating the Korean pair of Oh Taekeun and Kang Geeeun 36-35.
Kynan and Shreyasi had earlier in the day topped the 16- team qualification round with a combined score of 91. Kynan shot 46 to Shreyasi’s 45 to lead six pairs into the semi-final rounds.
In the first semi-final featuring Kuwait’s gold medal winning pair, Kazakhstan and India, Kynan and Shreyasi ended on equal footing with the Kuwaitis, both scoring 38 out of a possible 50 hits to force a shoot-off for a place in the gold medal match.
Kazakhstan was earlier the first team to be eliminated in the semi-finals. The Kuwaiti’s won the shoot-off and India eventually had to contend with the bronze.
Mixed team events in shooting, including in trap shooting, are set to make a first appearance in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as medal events and India will take a lot of encouragement from the results of this first year that it is being played in world and continental level competitions.( ANI)