Ravi Kumar shoots back to back gold in Intershoot

Ravi Kumar won two gold medals at the Intershoot international shooting championship in Netherlands on Friday.

Ravi Kumar beat Dean Bale of Britain by 1.6 point in the second match on Friday. (File Image)   -  Sandeep Saxena

Ravi Kumar shot back to back gold medals in men’s air rifle, with high qualification scores, in the Intershoot international shooting championship in the Hague, Netherlands.

Ravi comfortably beat Dean Bale of Britain by 1.6 point, with a heady climax, in the second match on Friday, after having qualified with a score of 631.2. He had won the first match on Thursday, beating compatriot Pratik Borse by 0.4 point, after having shot another high qualification score of 629.5.

"I am happy for the consistent scores and the way I fought in both the finals. It is a great confidence boost and experience for me before the Commonwealth Games. This will help me do better in future. Am grateful to both the government and the NRAI for sending me here," said Ravi, when contacted by Sportstar.

Deepak Kumar also shot an impressive qualification score of 629.3 in the second match, but had to settle for the bronze eventually. Pratik narrowly missed the final.

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Tanish Galhotra won the junior gold in the first match of air rifle, after having qualified with a modest score of 606.4.

In the air pistol category, Gaurav Tomar won the bronze, while Dharmendra Singh, Om Prakash Mitharwal who topped the qualification with 582, and Omkar Singh also made the final.
 

The results:

10m air rifle:

Men-2: 1. Ravi Kumar 250.7 (631.2); 2. Dean Bale (GBR) 249.1 (620.8); 3. Deepak Kumar 227.0 (629.3); 9. Pratik Borse 617.0; 10. Sandeep Singh 616.7; 12. Manjeet Singh 616.3; 13. Aribam Dicky Sharma 615.7; 26. Sarvmitra 598.8; 27. Ashwani Bhati 594.1

Men-1: 1. Ravi Kumar 247.9 (629.5); 2. Pratik Borse 247.5 (620.4); 3. Kari Olsson (Swe) 226.8 (620.1); 5. Aribam Dicky Sharma 185.3 (621.8); 6. Deepak Kumar 165.0 (624.8); 10. Manjeet Singh 618.3; 11. Sandeep Singh 617.2; 20. Ashwani Bhati 607.1; 31. Sarvmitra 590.3.

Junior men: 1. Tanish Galhotra 244.2 (606.4); 2. Howard Tijerina (Mex) 243.0 (608.5); 3. William Gryden (Swe) 223.4 (616.5); 7. Abhinav Bhaskar 140.5 (607.6); 13. Aditya Agrawal 602.4.

10m air pistol:

Men: 1. Felipe Wu (Bra) 242.2 (576); 2. Tomoyuki Matsuda (Jpn) 239.8 (578); 3. Gaurav Tomar 219.4 (578); 4. Dharmendra Singh 197.2 (577); 6. Om Prakash Mitharwal 158.0 (582); 7. Omkar Singh138.3 (576); 14. Sumedh Kumar 569; 36. Saurabh Singh 556; 47. Toshinder Singh 537; 53. Swatantra Sohni 524.

Junior men: 1. Bob Linders (Ned) 233.0 (554); 2. Jan-Hendrik Waldvogt (Ger) 229.0 (559); 3. Jerome Son (Bel) 212.2 (553); 5. Gurman Singh Atwal 172.0 (549); 19. Milan Chaudhary 523.
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