Chain, Samresh lead Indian charge

Chain, Samresh lead Indian charge

India dominated the second day of the shooting competition, romping home to victories in all the five events on Thursday.

Chain Singh pipped ace marksman Gagan Narang for the title in the 50M rifle prone event and the duo along with Surendra Singh Rathod ensured the hosts walked away with the team gold as well.

The story was similar in the corresponding women’s event. Kuheli Gangulee, Lajja Gauswami and Anuja Jung completed a perfect 1-2-3 and the trio thus romped to victory in the team event.

There was another clean sweep in the men’s 25M centre fire pistol event. Samaresh Jung claimed the gold ahead of Pemba Tamang while London Olympics silver-medallist Vijay Kumar prevailed in a shoot-off to win the bronze.

The men’s 50M rifle prone final witnessed an intense fight between Narang and Chain. After the first series of three shots, Chain hit the front with a score of 30.3, just 0.2 ahead of Narang. The Hyderabadi though showed his class when he shot 9.9, 10.3, 9.9, 10.8, 10.6, 10.4, 10.4, 10.5 and 10.5 to stay ahead until the halfway stage with a score of 123.9.

Chain then took charge of the contest, shooting 10.6 and 10.5 to sneak ahead. He then fired 10.6, 10.1, 10.1, 10.3, 10.4 and 10.1 to emerge triumphant. Results: Men: 50M rifle prone, individual: Chain Singh (204.6) 1; Gagan Narang (203.7) 2; Siddique Umar (182.2) 3. Team: India (Gagan Narang, Chain Singh, Surendra Singh Rathod) 1871.5, 1; Pakistan (1838.2) 2; Sri Lanka (1825.7) 3. 25M centre fire pistol: Samaresh Jung (Ind) 580-25x, 1; Pemba Tamang (Ind) 579-19x, 2; Vijay Kumar (Ind) 577-18x, 3. Women: 50M rifle prone, individual: Kuheli Gangulee (Ind) 619.9, 1; Lajja Gauswami (Ind) 608.2, 2; Anuja Jung (Ind) 607.5, 3. Team: India (Kuheli Gangulee, Lajja Gauswami, Anuja Jung) 1835.6, 1; Pakistan (1805.4) 2; Sri Lanka (1801.8) 3.

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