International Shooting: Esha-Akull pair strikes silver

May 9, 2019

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India’s Esha Singh and Akull Kumar topped qualification but were beaten by 5.4 points for the gold in junior mixed air pistol event by the German pair of Jan Luca Karstedt and Vanessa Seeger in the International Shooting Competition here on Wednesday.

Good form

Esha, who had swept the gold medals in air pistol in the women’s, junior and youth sections in the last National championship, was in good form, shooting 385 out of 400 in qualification, as compared to the 370 by Akull, who had missed the individual final by two points.

It was the second mixed medal for Esha, after the one she won recently with Anmol Jain in Plzen, Czech Republic.
Below par

Aditya Malra qualified in the third place in junior men’s air pistol with a score of 568, but shot below par in the final and placed eighth.

The results:

Men: 50m free pistol: 1. Sander Nooij (Ned) 548, 2. Pontus Rinaldo (Swe) 542, 3. Vladimir Issachenko (Kaz) 542; 13. Arjun Chandra 525; 19. Shehzad Mirza 512.

50m rifle prone: 1. Henrik Grimsrud Larsen (Nor) 629.1, 2. Yuriy Yurkov (Kaz) 627.7, 3. Julio Iemma (Ven) 625.7; 17. Nishant Dalal 611.6.

Junior men: 10m air pistol: 1. Kiril Kirov (Bul) 239.1 (564), 2. Yaroslav Makhnyov (Kaz) 237.2 (563), 3. Jan Luca Karstedt (Ger) 216.7 (575); 8. Aditya Malra 113.2 (568); 9. Akull Kumar 559; 18. Anshuman Ruhela 545; 20. Dinesh Akash 543.

Mixed air pistol juniors: 1. Germany (Jan Luca Karstedt, Vanessa Seeger) 469.2 (747), 2. India (Esha Singh, Akull Kumar) 463.8 (755), 3. Kazakhstan (Irina Loktionova, Eldar Imankulov) 393.1 (746).

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