- 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.
ASIAN 10M CHAMPIONSHIP@realmanubhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won 10m mix team event gold with final score of 484.8
Earlier they break qualification world record with brilliant score of 784
Other pair of Anuradha and Abhishek finish 4th in same event @OGQ_India
— Sports India (@SportsIndia3) March 27, 2019
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
Congratulations #eshasingh and #s idhu for winning the mixed team 10 m air pistol junior on the ongoing 12 th asian airgun championship in Taipei @TheBridge_IN @IndiaSports @OfficialNRAI @ISSF_Shooting @ioaindia @OGQ_India @India_AllSports pic.twitter.com/kGXQ5rWwtj
— basil (@basil_06_) March 27, 2019
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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