The championship saw a power-packed performance by Indian junior shooters Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan who took away silver and bronze medals in their respective events at the 11th Asian Shooting Championship.
Keeping up with their medal-winning streak, on Monday, Indian shooters bagged two medals on their name. Divyansh shot 251.4 in the finale 10 m air rifle event of the junior men’s category. Divyansh was just behind gold medalist Wang Yuefeng who shot an Asian record by scoring a shot of 252.3.
When Divyansh succeeded into the 2nd stage of the finals, he started putting up some consistent, power-packed shots, but still settled for silver, due to some lack of luck during the last few moments of the match.
Another Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan clinched a bronze medal in the women’s event by scoring a triumphant shot of 227.9. The women’s competition saw a 1-2 Chinese finish with Chinese shooter Shi Mengyao winning gold and Xu Hong clinching silver with a final score of 250.3.
Elavenil, who started with an impressive performance in the event, sadly couldn’t keep up the consistency. With 207.3 points, she had to be satisfied with a bronze.
With this, both of these events witnessed three Indians that qualified for the eight-woman final round.
Both events saw three Indians qualify for the eight-field final round.
As of Junior Men’s competition event, Divyansh, Arjun Babuta and Hriday Hazarika made their way into the final round and finished at fifth and sixth positions respectively.
Along with Elavenil, Shreya Agarwal and Mehuli Ghosh also entered the finals in the women’s event of the competition, finishing at sixth and seventh respectively.
4 Medals for Team India
With the Indian shooters ace performance, India bagged away with three silver and a bronze on the second day of the 11th Asian Rifle Shooting Championship.
Apart from Divyansh and Elavenil individual event medals, Hriday Hazarika, Arjun Babuta and Divyansh Singh Panwar clinched a team silver medal by scoring a cumulative of 626.2, 622.9 and 619.2 in the qualification round.
Also, the women shooting contingent Mehuli Ghost, Elavenil and Shreya Aggarwal bagged a team a silver medal with a cumulative total of 626.2, 624.2 and 620.1 in their respective qualification rounds.