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.
ये मेडल बहोत महिने की कडी मेहनत का नातिजा है. सबसे पहले बहोत धन्यवाद SAI WFI ओर TOPs को जीनका बडा योगदान रहा हे. मेरी OGQ परिवार का भी आभारी हु जिनोहने बढिया coach Emzarios Bentinidis, physio Sumya, Shubham और nutritionist Tajinder की मदत देने के लिये जो मेरे साथ हमेशा रहते है 🙏 pic.twitter.com/fIGcPOzfes— Bajrang Punia (@BajrangPunia) August 20, 2018
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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.