Shooters grab double gold for India in Hannover

Gagan Narang partnered Shriyanka Sadangi for the mixed air rifle gold; Annu Raj Singh and Anmol Jain combined well to clinch the gold in the mixed air pistol team event.

Gagan Narang and Shriyanka Sadangi after winning the mixed air rifle gold at the International Shooting Competition of Hannover in Germany on Thursday.   -  Special Arrangement

The Indian shooters continued to excel in the mixed events, as they won both the rifle and pistol gold medals, in the International shooting Competition of Hannover in Germany.

World and Olympic medallist Gagan Narang partnered Shriyanka Sadangi for the mixed air rifle gold, with a thumping 7.6 point margin over the Finnish team of Emi Hyrkas and Matias Kiuru.

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It was the second medal for Gagan and Shriyanka as a pair, following the medal that they won last week in Plzen, Czech Republic.

Anmol Jain and Annu Raj Singh after winning the mixed air pistol gold at the International Shooting Competition of Hannover on Thursday.   -  Special Arrangement

 

 

In mixed air pistol team competition a day earlier, Olympian Annu Raj Singh and the young Anmol Jain combined well to clinch the gold, 1.5 point ahead of the team from Ecuador, Marina Perez and Cueva Yautung.

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Interestingly, both Annu Raj and Anmol shot identical qualification scores of 381 out of 400, to top qualification.

The Results:

Men: 25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Emanuel Muller (Ger) 27 (574); 2. Ruslan Lunev (Aze) 26 (584); 3. Douglas Gomez (Ven) 22 (581); 6. Rushiraj Barot 9 (573); 8. Vikrant Ghaisas 561; 9. Akshay Ashtaputre 56114. Shivraj Sase 545.
 

25m standard pistol: 1. Ruslan Lunev (Aze) 573; 2. Arpit Goel 470; 3. Sam Gowin (GBR) 563; 4. Subhash Rana 562; 5. Vikrant Ghaisas 561; 12. Ankush Bhardwaj 551; 14. Harsimar Singh Rattha 550; 15. Jujhar Singh 549; 16. Tikka Jai Singh Sodhi 546; 20. Ashok Pandit 541.

Junior men: 25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Theo Moczko (Fra) 17 (539); 2. Nikita Chiryukin (Kaz) 16 (569); 3. Yann Chesnel (Fra) 13 (527); 9. Harsimar Singh Rattha 518.

Mixed air rifle: 1. India (Shriyanka Sadangi, Gagan Narang) 499.3 (829.2); 2. Finland (Emi Hyrkas, Matias Kiuru) 491.7 (829.3); 3. Norway (Henrik Larsen, Mari Loevseth) 428.9 (833.3).

Mixed air pistol: 1. India (Annu Raj Singh, Anmol Jain) 474.7 (762); 2. Ecuador (Marina Perez, Cueva Yautung) 473.2 (759); Ukraine (Oleksii Denysiuk, Iryna Liakhu) 402.9 (750).