Asian Games 2023: India wins first ever medal in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Asian Games 2023: Adarsh Singh, Anish Bhanwala and Vijayveer Sidhu clinched first ever medal for Indian in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men's Team event
Indian athletes are creating history at the Asian Games 2023 as we won our first medal in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men's Team event. Union Minister for Sports Anurag Thakur praised Adarsh Singh, Anish Bhanwala, and Vijayveer Sidhu for clinching the first-ever bronze medal in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men's Team event. The minister shared the news on X (formerly Twitter) and congratulated the athletes.
The Chinese athletes won the gold medal with a total new world record of 1765 hits while the Korean athletes clinched silver with 1734 hits. India's total qualification scores added up to 1718 which was identical to Indonesia but as India had more inner-10s, the Indian athletes finished in third place.
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First ever medal
India's first-ever medal in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men's Team event shows the improvement we have made in the area of sports and the success of the government's efforts towards creating modern, world-class sports facilities that ensure proper training of our athletes.
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Despite some mistakes by Anish Bhanwala, Adarsh Singh displayed exceptional performance to take India's score forward and the young Vijayveer Sidhu also performed really well and helped India to clinch that medal. The trio's performance has shown India's bright future in the game.
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