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Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary Smashes World Record In Asian Airgun Championship

Highlights

  • India has a successful start to the 12th Asian Airgun Championship with victories in both 10m air pistol mixed team juniors and seniors.
  • The pair of Manu Bhaker & Saurabh Chaudhary shot a combined score of 784 in the qualification round, breaking the record set by Russians Vitalina Batsarashkina and Artem Chernousov .
  • Esha Singh and Vijayveer Sidhu put together a score of 478.5 in the final to go atop the podium.

It was an excellent start to the 12th edition of the Asian Airgun Championship for the Indian contingent as they clinched two gold medals on Wednesday.

Teenage Indian shooting sensation Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary continued their golden run in 10m Air Pistol mixed team event after setting a world record during the qualifying stage.

 

The pair shot a combined 784 in the qualification round, breaking the record set by Russia’s Vitalina Batsarashkina and Artem Chernousov at the European Championships five days back, before going on to win the five-team finals with a score of 484.8.

The Russian pair had registered the record five days back in the same event of the European Championships.

The Korean duo of Hwang Seongeun and Kim Mose stood second with a score of 481.1 while Wu Chia Ying and Kou Kuan-Ting bagged a bronze medal for hosts Taipei with 413.3.

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Other Indian shooters hitting on gold

 

Apart from the senior pair of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary, the Indian junior mixed team comprising of Esha Singh and Vijayveer Sidhu also claimed gold in the 10m air pistol mixed team category.

Singh and Sidhu shot 478.5 in the final to finish at the first place ahead of their opponents from Korea and Chinese Taipei.

The duo had also bagged a gold medal earlier during the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Delhi last month in the same category.

The second team from India in the same category, comprising Anuradha and Abhishek Verma, had also qualified for the finals but finished at the fourth position with a total of 372.1 points at the end.

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