- Gagan Narang and Shriyanka Sadangi to bag the mixed air rifle gold.
- The duo had won a gold medal last week in Plzen, Czech Republic.
- Olympian Annu Raj Singh and the young Anmol Jain combined perfectly to bad the gold as well
Continuing their domination at the mixed shooting events, Indian shooters won both the rifle and pistol gold medals at the Hannover International shooting Competition in Germany.
Olympic and World medallist Gagan Narang joined forces with Shriyanka Sadangi to bag the mixed air rifle gold.
The duo managed to achieve the yellow metal by a remarkable 7.6 point difference over the second placed Emi Hyrkas and Matias Kiuru team of Finland.
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This also marked Gagan and Shriyanka pair’s second medal on the trot. They had won a gold medal last week in Plzen, Czech Republic.
Odisha shooter Shriyanka Sadangi and mentor Gagan Narang bagged 2nd international medal in 4 days, this time Gold in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event at Hannover, Germany today. Congrats ! #Odisha2019 pic.twitter.com/qj1kBHeBr2
— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) May 9, 2019
In 2012, Gagan Narang became first Indian to qualify for London Olympics. He then went on to win the Bronze Medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle with a final score of 701.1.
Olympian Annu Raj Singh and the young Anmol Jain combined perfectly to bad the gold as well. The duo had also won in mixed air pistol team competition a day earlier. The pair was 1.5 point ahead of the Ecuadorian team of Marina Perez and Cueva Yautung.
Interestingly, both Anmol and Annu Raj had shot identical scores of 381 out of 400, to top the qualifications.
Men: 25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Emanuel Muller (Ger) 27 (574); 2. Ruslan Lunev (Aze) 26 (584); 3. Douglas Gomez (Ven) 22 (581); 6. Rushiraj Barot 9 (573); 8. Vikrant Ghaisas 561; 9. Akshay Ashtaputre 56114. Shivraj Sase 545.
25m standard pistol: 1. Ruslan Lunev (Aze) 573; 2. Arpit Goel 470; 3. Sam Gowin (GBR) 563; 4. Subhash Rana 562; 5. Vikrant Ghaisas 561; 12. Ankush Bhardwaj 551; 14. Harsimar Singh Rattha 550; 15. Jujhar Singh 549; 16. Tikka Jai Singh Sodhi 546; 20. Ashok Pandit 541.
Junior men: 25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Theo Moczko (Fra) 17 (539); 2. Nikita Chiryukin (Kaz) 16 (569); 3. Yann Chesnel (Fra) 13 (527); 9. Harsimar Singh Rattha 518.
Mixed air rifle: 1. India (Shriyanka Sadangi, Gagan Narang) 499.3 (829.2); 2. Finland (Emi Hyrkas, Matias Kiuru) 491.7 (829.3); 3. Norway (Henrik Larsen, Mari Lovseth) 428.9 (833.3).
Mixed air pistol: 1. India (Annu Raj Singh, Anmol Jain) 474.7 (762); 2. Ecuador (Marina Perez, Cueva Yau Tong) 473.2 (759); Ukraine (Oleksii Denysiuk, Iryna Liakhu) 402.9 (750).