Asian Airgun Championship: Bhaker, Saurabh win 10m air pistol mixed team gold

first_img Press Trust of India Taoyuan CityMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 13:18 IST Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary smashed the qualification world record and then went on to win mixed team gold at Asian Airgun Championship. (@India_All Sports Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManu Bhaker-Saurabh Chaudhary won the mixed team gold at Asian Airgun ChampionshipBhaker and Saurabh set a qualification world record at the eventThe two had won gold in the event in the New Delhi Shooting World Cup as well last monthTeenage Indian shooting stars Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary smashed the qualification world record before clinching the 10m air pistol mixed team gold in the 12th Asian Airgun Championship in Taoyuan, Taipei on Wednesday.Their feat came exactly a month after they won the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage gold in the same event in Delhi.The 17-year-old Manu and 16-year-old Saurabh shot a combined score of 784 in the qualification round, breaking the record set by Russians Vitalina Batsarashkina and Artem Chernousov at the European Championships five days ago.The Indians then went on to win the five-team final with a score of 484.8.Hwang Seongeun and Kim Mose of Korea won the silver with a score of 481.1 while Wu Chia Ying and Kou Kuan-Ting claimed the bronze for the host country with a score of 413.3.A second Indian team comprising of Anuradha and Abhishek Verma also reached the finals and finished fourth with a score of 372.1, the National Rifle association of India (NRAI) said in a statement here.Also Read | ISSF World Cup in New Delhi: Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win gold in 10m Air Pistol Mixed TeamFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Asian Airgun ChampionshipFollow Manu BhakerFollow Saurabh Chaudhary Next Asian Airgun Championship: Bhaker, Saurabh win 10m air pistol mixed team goldAsian Airgun Championship: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary smashed the qualification world record before they won the gold medal in 10m air pistol mixed team event.advertisementlast_img

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