Indian women bag bronze in double trap shooting

Last Updated 25 September 2014, 05:29 IST

The Indian shooting team comprising Shagun Chowdhary, Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman bagged a bronze in women's double trap event but Gurpreet Singh narrowly missed out on a medal in his event at the 17th Asian Games here today.

The Indian women's team aggregated 279 to finish on the podium behind China and hosts South Korea at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range.

Chowdhary shot 96 after rounds of 24 25 24 23, Shreyasi had a total of 94 after rounds of 24 22 22 26 while Varsha managed 89 with rounds of 23 21 24 21.
In the double trap individual competition, Chowdhary was placed 8th, Shreyasi 10th and Varsha finished 12th.

China's Zhang Yafei 108, Bai Yiting 107 and Zhu Mei 100 clinched the gold medal with a total of 315, while Koreans Kim Mijin 110, Son Hyekyoung 105 and Lee Bona 99 won the silver with a total of 314.

Gurpreet shot well but not well enough to finish on the podium, managing the fourth place in men's 25m standard pistol competition.

In the 50m Rifle Prone men's team finals, India finished fourth behind behind Kazakhstan, South Korea and China, narrowly missing out on a medal after aggregating a total score of 1852.8 with the help of 97x.

In the individual event, Joydeep Karmakar finished 10th in qualification, Gagan Narang was placed 14th while Hariom Singh was way behind at 29th.

In 25m standard pistol men's team event, India finished fifth behind Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea and formidable China with a total score of 1684 that included 34x.

In the 25m standard pistol individual event, Gurpreet Singh was the best-placed India at fifth position, Mahaveer Singh was next at 17th while Samaresh Jung could manage only a 24th-place finish.

(Published 25 September 2014, 05:00 IST)

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