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India finish Asian Shotgun Championship with 8 medals

Indian shooters commendably finished the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship with 8 medals. On the concluding day of the championship, the pair of Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmi Rathore bagged a gold medal in the skeet mixed team event. The Indian duo edged past the Chinese pair of  Liu Jiangchi and Gao Jianmei by 28-27 in the gold-medal match.

Earlier, Ankur Mittal had won a gold in the men’s double trap and another one in the team event. Kynan Chenai won a bronze in the men’s trap and also partnered Shreyasi Singh to claim the trap mixed team bronze. Maheshwari Chauhan clinched a bronze in the women’s skeet, along with a team silver in the event before. The men’s skeet team also picked up a bronze.

The Indian shooters will next be competing in the upcoming Shotgun World Championships in Moscow, beginning August 30.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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