Indian shooters bagged 18 medals in 12th Asian Airgun Championships

April 1, 2019


Indian shooters continue their dominance at the 12th Asian Airgun Championships in Taoyuan, Taipei by bagging 12 out of 14 gold medals. India have bagged 12 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals till date. On the fifth day of the competition, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan bagged the 10m Air Rifle men and women’s individual golds. In the final, Divyansh, the least experienced international among the three, led from the start to shut out the challenge from the Koreans. The Indian trio clinched the team gold with a total of 1880.7 to leave behind Korea with 1862.3. The Indian women’s team of Elavenil, Apurvi and Meghana claimed the top spot with a combined total of 1878.6. Taipei were second with 1872.5. In the men’s event, all three Indians including Apurvi Chandela and Meghana Sajjanar had also made it to the finals but finished fourth with 207.8 and seventh with 143.3 respectively. The competition will conclude on Monday with the junior events in the 10m Air Rifle.

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