China continue domination at Asian shooting

Doha, Qatar: China won three more gold medals, including one in the junior category, on the penultimate day of the 14th Asian Shooting Championships at Lusail Shooting Range on Tuesday.

China, who have dominated the championships, are on 18 gold, 19 silver and five bronze.

South Korea are a distant second with eight gold, six silver and seven bronze while neighbours North Korea have six gold two silver and three bronze.

In the junior category, India lead the standings with 20 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze.

On Thursday, Wei Meng and Jin Di won the mixed team skeet final finishing ahead of India’s Ganemat Sekhon and Angad Vir Singh, while Yang Zeng triumphed in the women’s 10m running target mixed event.

In the Junior women’s 10m air rifle, Yan Jinjing won gold.

In the men’s 10m running target mixed event, Pak Myong Won led a North Korean one-two finish with a total of 382 points. 

South Korea’s Park Daehun won the men’s 50m pistol with a total of 567 points. India’s Gaurav Rana finished second with 562 points, while compatriot Arjun Singh Cheema came third with 560.

Dhanush Srikanth won gold for India in both the individual and team 10m air rifle men junior competitions.

In the junior women’s air rifle, India’s Shreya Agrawal topped the qualification with 632 points, but had to settle for silver, coming second to China’s Yan Jinjing in the final.

In team category, China won the gold with a new world and Asian record score of 1882.4. 

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