Silver for Shahu Tushar Mane in Youth Olympics

Sahu missed the gold by 1.7 points.

Sahu missed the gold by 1.7 points, following 9.6 and 9.9 as against 10.4 and 10.7 by eventual champion Grigorii Shamakov of Russia.

Shahu Tushar Mane opened the medals tally for India with a silver in air rifle in the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

After being 0.1 points away from the eventual champion Grigorii Shamakov of Russia before the last two shots in the 24-shot final, Sahu missed the gold by 1.7 points, following 9.6 and 9.9 as against 10.4 and 10.7 by the Russian.

Shahu had qualified in the third place with a score of 623.7 behind the shooters from Iran and China who eventually could not climb on the podium.

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It was the first big medal for the 16-year-old Shahu who had finished sixth in the Junior World Cup in Sydney earlier this season. He had won the Youth bronze in the Asian Championship last year.

It was a good start for the four-member shooting squad, which is spearheaded by Manu Bhaker and Mehuli Ghosh.

The results:

Men: 10m air rifle: 1. Grigorii Shamakov (Rus) 249.2 (622.7); 2. Shahu Tushar Mane 247.5 (623.7); 3. Aleksa Mitrovic (SRB) 227.9. (620.4)