Asian Games 2023: India's Prithviraj-Kynan-Zoravar win gold in men's trap shooting; smash 29-year-old Asian Games record
Asian Games 2023: India's shooter trio win gold in men's trap shooting
Asian Games 2023: In a powerful start of the day, after bagging silver, India won gold in shooting on Sunday. India's Prithviraj Tondaiman, Kynan Chenai, and Zoravar Singh Sandhu broke 29-year-old Asian Games record in men's trap shooting to win gold medal.
Sports minister Anurag Thakur applauded the men's and women's shooting team on social media site X.
“With a combined score of 361, they have set the new Asian Games Record in this event. Their excellence on the shooting range has left us all in awe, adding another remarkable achievement to the list of many records set by our exceptional shooters at this edition," said Anurag Thakur in his post on Sunday.
Earlier, the Indian shooting duo of Sarabjot Singh and Divya Subbaraju won silver medal in the mixed 10m air rifle pistol team event at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Saturday. With a total of 14 points, India fell just two points of gold to China, who secured a total of 16 points to get the top prize.
Girls clinch silver in trap event at Hangzhou
Before the spectacular performance by the India's men shooting team, ladies won silver in the same event. The Indian shooting trio of Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak, and Rajeshwari Kumari won silver medal at the women's trap event.
After the victory, India's medal tally at Asian Games reached to 41 medals, with 11 gold, 16 silver and 14 bronze medals. The trio of Manisha-Preeti-Rajeshwari showcased their promising performance to secure podium finish in Hangzhou on Sunday.
With a total of 337 points, India captured silver medal. The host country, China won gold medal with a total of 357 points, establishing a world record, Asian record and Asian Games record in this category of shooting. The bronze medal was won by Kazakhstan.
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