India’s medal tally rises to 18 at Asian Airgun Championship

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Indian shooters have made a clean sweep in 10m Air Rifle event at the 12th Asian Airgun Championships in Taoyuan, Taipei. Continuing their dominance in the tournament, India have won 12 out of 14 gold medals so far. India currently have 12 gold, four silver and two bronze medals in its kitty.

In group event, India clinched the gold. In the women’s final, Elavenil also led from the front to shoot a score of 250.5 and emerge triumphant. Hosts Taipei’s Lin Ying-Shin won silver with 250.2 while Park Sunmin of Korea bagged bronze with a score of 229.1.

On the fifth day of the competition 01 April 2019, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan bagged the 10m Air Rifle men and women’s individual golds. Divyansh shot for silver while Shin’s aimed at bronze.

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. The competition concludes on Monday with the junior events in the 10m Air Rifle.

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