Team India's air rifle triumph at Asian Games: Gold medal glory, China's record shattered
Hangzhou [China]: Team India's shooting trio, Divyansh Panwar, Rudrankksh Patil, and Aishwary Tomar, clinched gold in the men's 10 m air rifle team shooting event at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Monday.
Their impressive score of 1893.7 not only secured the top spot but also shattered China's world record of 1893.3 points set in August 2023.
The silver medal was bagged by South Korea, with a total of 1890.1 points. China fell way behind to secure the bronze with 1888.2 points.
This is India's first gold in the Asian Games Hangzhou.
Shooting their way to the top. First gold for India @RudrankkshP, @DivyanshSinghP7, and Aishwary Pratap Tomar have hit the bullseye and secured the st Gold for India in the 10m Air Rifle Men's Team event at the #AsianGames2022. Their precision and teamwork are simply unmatched. Let's celebrate this golden moment! Super proud of our shooting stars Let's #Cheer4India and celebrate their remarkable achievement #Hallabol #JeetegaBharat #BharatAtAG22," tweeted Sports Authority of India (SAI) Media.
India so far has won seven medals at the ongoing Asian Games, consisting of one gold, three silver, and three bronze. The shooting events at the Asian Games Hangzhou will be conducted from September 24 to October 1. A total of 33 medal events will be taking place across rifle, pistol and shotgun categories at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre.