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India's Maheshwari Chauhan strikes bronze at Asian Shotgun C'ships

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 August 2017, 14:10 IST
(ANI)

Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan clinched a bronze medal in the women's skeet event of the Asian Shotgun Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, last evening.

The 21-year-old shot 40 in the finals to hand India its first women's skeet individual medal at a top international competition in Astana.

On 11 August, Maheshwari made it to the knockouts by topping the qualification round with a score of 6875.

Earlier, Maheshwari also led the Indian team to the silver medal along with compatriots Rashmmi Rathore and Saniya Sheikh.

The trio shot a total of 190, finishing five points behind Gold medalists China, who shot 195, and five points ahead of Kazakhstan.

India's tally now stands at six medals, comprising of two gold, a silver and three bronze. 

-ANI

First published: 12 August 2017, 14:10 IST
 
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