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Asian Games 2018: Deepak Kumar and Ravi Kumar adds to India's medal tally with silver and Bronze in men's 10m air rifle event

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 August 2018, 15:07 IST
(The Indian Express)

India’s Deepak Kumar claimed a memorable silver medal at the Asian Games 2018 in the men's 10m air rifle event while his teammate Ravi Kumar who had won bronze medal in the mixed 10m Air Rifle event with Apurvi Chandela.

India's ace shooter Deepak Kumar beat Chinese Taipei’s Shaochuan Lu by a near-perfect 10.9 by Deepak in a third-place shoot-off. Ravi Kumar and Deepak Kumar, both Indian shooters made their way to the finals after finishing in the top 8 of the qualifiers.

Indian shooter Deepak Kumar becomes India's first silver medalist at the Asian Games 2018 and third medalist overall. He also joined the duo of Ravi Kumar and Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia as the Indians to have won medals at the event so far.

According to the reports of Indian Express “I was trailing also in the qualification. I just thought about his words. He often says ‘you have the potential and you know your limits’. Starting was not good, the middle was worse. So I just tried to stay calm,” the 30-year-old told PTI.

“I was trailing also in the qualification. I just thought about his words. He often says ‘you have the potential and you know your limits’. Starting was not good, the middle was worse. So I just tried to stay calm,” the 30-year-old told PTI.

“I am what I am because of Gurukul. It has taught me the true values of life. My parents sent me away from Delhi because they did not want me to study in a city environment,” he added.

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First published: 20 August 2018, 15:07 IST
 
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