Kusale, Nagar win gold in Asian C’ship

Swapnil Kusale and Shainki Nagar won the gold medals as the Indian team collected five gold and two bronze on the third day of the 13th Asian shooting championship in Kuwait City, on Thursday.

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India's Omkar Singh finished eighth in the 10m air pistol event.   -  PTI (File Photo)

Swapnil Kusale and Shainki Nagar won the gold medals as the Indian team collected five gold and two bronze on the third day of the 13th Asian shooting championship in Kuwait City, on Thursday. Kusale won the junior men’s 50-metre rifle prone gold with a final Asian junior record score of 185.4 points, 1.8 point ahead of Mohammmed Saad Allmubarak of Qatar. With Ishan Goel and Akhil Sheoran, Kusale won the team gold for India 8.7 point ahead of Korea.

In youth men’s air rifle, Shainki Nagar, who had won the Asian Youth Games silver in 2013 in China, clinched the gold, five points ahead of Yeom Jinseok of Korea, while Samarjit Singh settled for the bronze. The Indian trio, with the fourth-placed Mohit Gour as the third member took the gold, 13 points ahead of Korea.

Sumedh Kumar, who had won the free pistol junior men’s bronze on the opening day, continued with his good work to take the air pistol bronze. The team, with Hemendra Kushwah and Achal Pratap Grewal as the other members, won the gold, one point ahead of Korea. In women’s skeet, Rashmee Rathore (67) and Saniya Sheikh (63) are placed 11th and 20th respectively. The Indian contingent took its overall tally to 21 medals, seven each in gold, silver and bronze.

The results:

Men:

10m air pistol: 1. Jin Jongoh (Kor) 201.2 (580); 2. Pang Wei (Chn) 200.1 (585); 3. Pu Qifeng (Chn) 179.5 (579); 8. Omkar Singh 76.8 (578); 15. Jitendra Vibhute 575; 24. Aman Pathania 573. OOC: Gurpreet Singh 573.

Team: 1. China 1748; 2. Korea 1744; 3. Vietnam 1729; 4. India 1726.

Junior men: 1. Bae Jaebeom (Kor) 197.8 (570); 2. Zhang Bowen (Chn) 197.2 (579); 3. Sumedh Kumar 177.8 (578); 8. Hemendra Kushwah 75.2 (568); 12. Achal Pratap Grewal 560. OOC: Arjun Das 570.

Team: 1. India 1706; 2. Korea 1705; 3. Thailand 1676.

Youth men: 1. Shainki Nagar 197.0 (561); 2. Yeom Jinseok (Kor) 192.0 (562); 3. Samarjit Singh 174.1 (566); 4. Mohit Gour 152.8 (563).

Team: 1. India 1690; 2. Korea 1677; 3. Thailand 1629.

50m rifle prone:

Junior men: 1. Swapnil Kusale 185.4 (618.1); 2. Mohammed Saad Almubarak (Qat) 183.6 (611.9); 3. Wang Ce (Chn) 160.9 (611.8); 4. Ishan Goel 140.2 (615.9); 13. Akhil Sheoran 605.4.

Team: 1. India 1839.4; 2. Korea 1830.7; 3. China 1829.0.