India pile up the medals at Asian Airgun Championships

SPORTS REPORTER
Friday, 29 March 2019

Ravi Kumar and Elavenil Valarivan won India’s first silver of the championships in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team, India made it a 1-2 in the corresponding juniors event to end yet another profitable day.

PUNE: After two gold medals on Wednesday, Indian shooters picked up three more including one gold medal on Day 2 to stay on top of the standings in the 12th Asian Airgun Championships in Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei.

Ravi Kumar and Elavenil Valarivan won India’s first silver of the championships in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team, India made it a 1-2 in the corresponding juniors event to end yet another profitable day.

Ravi and Elavenil topped the qualification rounds with a score of 837.1 but were beaten in the five-team final by the Korean pair of Park Sunmin and Shin Minki who won gold with a score of 499.6 to the Indians’ 498.4.

Chinese Taipei won bronze, which a second Indian team consisting of Deepak Kumar and Apurvi Chandela finished fourth.

In the junior event as well, two Indian teams made it to the final round. The pair of Mehuli Ghosh and Keval Prajapati topped qualification with a score of 838.5, while Shreya Agrawal and Yash Vardhan qualified in second position with 831.2.

Shreya and Yash turned the tables on their mates in the final however, piping them at the finish by a margin of 0.4 points.

Mehuli and Keval led throughout the final and going into the final six shots had opened by a gap of 1.6 over Shreya and Yash. 

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