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Indian shooters continue their domination at Asian Airgun Championship in Taipei

Young Indian shooters had a profitable day at the Asian Airgun Championship when they won 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze on Day 3 of the competition. India now has a total of 5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals with half the competition still to go.

Manu Bhaker won her second gold of the tournament when she won the yellow metal in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol. Manu shot a score of 239 against Hong Kong’s Shing Ho Ching’s 237.9. UAE’s Wafa Alali bagged the bronze. Shri Nivetha of India, who had also reached the final, finished sixth.

In the men’s event, all three Indians made the finals. Saurabh Chaudhary topped with 587, Ravinder Singh was fourth to qualify with 578 and Abhishek Verma ranked lowest to qualify. But he was the only one to land a medal. Abhishek shot 240.7 and lost out to Korea’s Mose Kim by 0.2 points to settle for silver. Saurabh went down to bronze medalist Taehwan Lee of Korea in a shoot-off to finish fourth with 198.8  while Ravinder was seventh with 136.3 points. However, the trio picked up the team gold over the Koreans with a total of 1742.

The women’s pistol team also won a bronze to further bolster India’s tally.

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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