Mehuli wins silver in Women’s Air Rifle

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Mehuli had topped qualifying with a score of 628.8 earlier in the morning and led the eight woman finals field after 10 shots with a score of 104.3. 

PUNE: India’s Woman Rifle shooter Mehuli Ghosh, narrowly missed out on Gold at the Beunos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), as her first shot in the 9s in the 24th and final shot of the Women’s 10m Air Rifle final on competition Day 2, meant that she won Silver with a score of 248, behind Denmark’s Stephanie Grundsoee, who finished with a score of 248.7.

This was India’s second Silver from the Shooting Ranges in two days with Shahu Mane coming second in the corresponding Men’s event on Sunday.

Mehuli had topped qualifying with a score of 628.8 earlier in the morning and led the eight woman finals field after 10 shots with a score of 104.3. 

It was a seesaw battle between the Indian, Dane, German Anna Janssen and Serbian Marija Malic  as after the 16th shot the difference was 0.2 between the four of them.

As the Chinese Wang Zeru, a Gold medal winner in the 3 Positions event at the senior World Cup in Changwon this year, bowed out after the 18th shot, it was the German who eventually missed out on the medal with a 9.7 for her 20th shot. 

Mehuli then shot a 10.7 for her 22nd but a 9.1 to the Dane’s 10.6, meant that she had to settle for Silver.

India still has Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary to look forward to in shooting.

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