Jitu Rai bags silver in men’s free pistol

The Indian shooters continued to impress in the 13th Asian shooting championship in Kuwait City with Jitu Rai picking up silver in the men’s free pistol.

Jitu Rai bagged silver for India in the Men's free pistol.   -  PTI (File Photo)

World championship silver and Asian Games gold medallist Jitu Rai asserted his class yet again as he bagged the silver medal in men’s free pistol in the 13th Asian shooting championship in Kuwait City on Wednesday.

Park Daehun of Korea was a class apart as he overwhelmed the field both in qualification and final with record scores.

There were more medals for the Indian camp in rifle events, as Akhil Sheoran missed the gold by 0.3 point and Prashant bagged the bronze in the air rifle junior men event, while Gaayathri Nithyanandam won the silver in the women’s rifle prone event.

Chinki Yadav did well to take the bronze medal in junior women’s sports pistol, and together with Shreya Gawande and Sanjana Serawat won the team gold. It was the second gold for India, as it took its overall tally to seven silver and five bronze medals, after two days of competition.

There were also team silver in junior men’s air rifle and junior women’s rifle prone events. The men’s air rifle team missed a medal by 0.7 point. The youth men’s air rifle team bagged the bronze.

The results:

Men:

50m free pistol: 1. Park Daehun (Kor) 199.2 (567); 2. Jitu Rai 189.5 (555); 3. Pang Wei (Chn) 169.5 (559); 11. Prakash Nanjappa 553; 24. Omkar Singh 545.

Team: 1. Korea 1684; 2. China 1678; 3. Chinese Taipei 1649; 4. India 1647.

10m air rifle: 1. Yang Haoran (Chn) 207.7 (628.4); 2. Cao Yifei (Chn) 206.6 (626.1); 3. Pouriya Norouziyan (Iri) 185.7 (628.5); 5. Satyendra Singh 143.9 (623.9); 11. Imran Hasan Khan 620.5; 20. Sanjeev Rajput 616.2.

Team: 1. China 1876.2; 2. Korea 1870.9; 3. Iran 1861.3; 4. India 1860.6.

Junior men: 1. Qian Xuecao (Chn) 208.3 (625.9); 2. Akhil Sheoran 208.0 (621.2); 3.Prashant 185.9 (622.2); 4. Pratik Borse 165.6 (618.1). OOC: Tushar Jain 615.4.

Team: 1. China 1864.5; 2. India 1861.5; 3. Korea 1855.8.

Youth men: 1. Lee Geongook (Kor) 207.7 (611.9); 2. Alireza Davoodabadi (Iri) 205.7 (617.3); 3. Chu Sanghun (Kor) 183.9 (613.3); 4. Satyajeet Kandhol 162.7 (613.4); 6. Gajendra Rai 120.9 (611.5); Mithlesh Babu 610.5. OOC: Akshat Seth 601.6.

Team: 1. Korea 1847.2; 2. Iran 1845.3; 3. India 1835.4.

Women:

25m sports pistol: 1. Zhang Jingjing (Chn) 7 (18)4 (585); 2. Han Yoojung (Kor) 1 (19) 580; 3. Cao Lijia (Chn) 7 (18)3 (578); 4. Pattarasuda Sowsa Nga (Tha) 3 (16) 580; 20. Annu Raj Singh 569; 22. Heena Sidhu 565; 28. Gauri Sheoran 563.

Team: 1. Korea 1741; 2. China 1732; 3. Mongolia 1720; 9. India 1697.

Junior women: 1. Zhou Qingyuan (Chn) 8 (16) 583; 2. Kim Heesun (Kor) 4 (12) 572; 3. Chinki Yadav 7 (10)3 (570); 4. Yun Sun Im (PRK) 1 (10)3 (567); 5. Shreya Gawande 10(1) 572; 10. Sanjana Serawat 559.

Team: 1. India 1701; 2. Korea 1697; 3. Thailand 1639.

50m rifle prone: 1. Zhznei Serikbayeva (Kaz) 621.1; 2. Sununta Majchacheep (Tha) 620.5; 3. Muslifah Zulkifli (Mas) 620.0; 4. Kuheli Gangulee 619.6; 9. Lajja Gauswami 617.0; 20. Elizabeth Susan Koshy 612.0.

Team: 1. Kazakhstan 1856.4; 2. Thailand 1854.5; 3. China 1852.0; 4. India 1848.6.

Junior women: 1. Fatemeh Karamzadeh (Iri) 617.3; 2. Gaayathri Nithyanandam 614.6; 3. Najmeh Khedmati 614.3; 4. Srinithi Abirami 611.8; 10. Sonika 603.6.

Team: 1. Iran 1840.7; 2. India 1830.0; 3. Mongolia 1811.1.