New Delhi : India’s Ayonika Paul wobbled a bit towards the end but still managed to bag the bronze medal while Apurvi Chandela missed out on the podium finish after a disappointing outing in the final of women’s 10m air rifle event at the 8th Asian Air Gun Championship on Monday.
Ayonika shot 185.0 to claim the bronze, behind gold medallist Jasmine Wei Xian Ser (208.1) of Singapore and Iran’s Elaheh Ahmadi, who aggregated 206.6 at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Besides Ayonika’s achievement, India had a gold medal and two more bronze through Aashi Rastogi and Prachi Gadkari in women’s 10m air rifle youth and Shriyanka Sadangi in the junior category.
Rastogi shot 205.7 to bag the top prize, while Prachi managed 183.6 to finish third. Iran’s Roya Seyedeh won the silver medal in the event with a score of 205.5.
In the junior category, Sadangi shot 185.4 to finish third on the podium behind Iran’s Najmah Khedmati, who shot an impressive 208.9 to win the gold medal with a world record score and silver winner Fatemeh Karamzadeh (208.3), who is also an Iranian.
Najmah, who already has a Rio Olympics quota secured, shot 208.9 to beat country woman Karamzadeh, but the record would not stand due to the paucity of competitors in the event.
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