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Deaf shooter Priyesha Deshmukh wins bronze in World Championship

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 September 2016, 21:55 IST

Deaf Indian shooter Priyesha Deshmukh won the bronze medal in her first-ever international competition at the first World Deaf Shooting Championships held in Kazan, Russia.

She won bronze in the 10m air rifle category and it was her maiden international participation.

The Pune-based 23-year-old, who only began playing the sport three years ago, won the medal after scoring 180.4 points.

According to a Times of India report, Deshmukh had qualified for the medal round after scoring 404.9 in the qualification round.

Ukraine's Svitlana Yatsenko and Serbia's Gordana Mikovic won gold and silver respectively.

First published: 17 September 2016, 21:55 IST
 
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