Elavenil-Hriday shoot world record score at Asian Championship

In the 45-shot final, Elavenil and Hriday made a strong start and finished with a score of 502.1 - a World junior record in 10m air rifle mixed team event.

Elavenil Valarivan and her teammate Hriday Hazarika set a new junior world record with a score of 502.1 in the 10m rifle mixed team event at the Asian Championship. (File Photo)   -  ISSF@Twitter

India’s 10m air rifle mixed team pairing of Elavenil Valarivan and Hriday Hazarika struck gold at the 11th Asian Championship with a junior world record score in the final in Kuwait City on Tuesday.

Mehuli Ghosh and Arjun Babuta won bronze in the same event.

Elavenil and Hriday earlier qualified for the five-team final in third position with a combined score of 835.8.

In the 45-shot final, the pair made a strong start and led from the start, except briefly going into second after 20-shots, to the Chinese pair of Shi Mengyao and Wang Yuefeng who won silver. They eventually finished with a score of 502.1 - a World junior record in the event. The Chinese pair finished with 500.9.

The pair of Mehuli and Arjun were third throughout the length final and ended with a score of 436.9 to claim bronze.

The juniors had begun their campaign on Monday with three silver and a bronze medal with Elavenil finishing third in the individual women’s air rifle junior competition and silver in the team format. Mehuli and Arjun won silver in the team competition.

India has so far won six medals in the competition with one gold, three silver and two bronze.