The Indian contingent’s remarkable performance in shooting at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou continued to shine. Palak, a 17-year-old shooter, secured a gold medal in the 10m air pistol women’s individual final, achieving an impressive score of 242.1 points. Notably, she also set a new Asian Games record in her category, surpassing China’s previous record from 2018. Esha Singh, an 18-year-old shooter, secured a silver medal in the same event with a score of 239.7 points. This marked her fourth medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, highlighting her incredible run as a shooter. With these achievements, India’s shooting medal tally in Hangzhou has now reached 17.
In the broader context of the ongoing Asian Games, India’s overall medal count has risen to an impressive total of 30 medals. This includes eight gold medals, 11 silver medals, and 11 bronze medals, demonstrating India’s strong performance across various sports.
Earlier in the competition, the men’s trio consisting of Swapnil Kusal, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, and Akhil Sheoran clinched a gold medal in the 50m rifle men’s 3P event. They achieved a remarkable score of 1769 points, securing the gold medal. This achievement was particularly noteworthy as it also involved breaking the world record of 1761 points, previously held by the USA since the previous year.
Furthermore, the trio of Esha Singh, Palak, and Divya Subbaraju continued India’s success in shooting by securing a silver medal in the women’s 10m air rifle pistol team final. Their combined total of 1731 points was just five points short of the gold medal, which was won by China with 1736 points. Chinese Taipei secured the bronze medal with 1723 points.
In another impressive display, Sarabjot Singh, Shiva Narwal, and Arjun Singh Cheema secured a gold medal for India in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol Team event. Despite individual challenges, their combined score of 1734 points was enough to edge out China by just one point, securing the gold medal. China finished second with 1733 points, and Vietnam secured the bronze with 1730 points.
Overall, India’s shooters have continued to excel and contribute significantly to the country’s medal tally at the Hangzhou Asian Games, showcasing their exceptional talent and dedication in the field of shooting sports.
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