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Asian Games 2022: Men’s 50 m rifle 3 positions team wins India’s seventh gold

India’s shooting contingent continues to shine at the ongoing Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou. As a result, India secured yet another gold medal. This time it was the men’s 50 m rifle men’s 3 position event. The Indian team of Swapnil Kusal, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Akhil Sheoran delivered a stellar performance to take the gold medal. This victory added to the total tally of 18 medals for India. Therefore, the Indian team also climbed the. Currently, India is just behind the hosts China, who are with 23 medals at the top.

What happened in the match?

The unprecedented success of Indian marksmen continued in the 50m rifle arena. The men’s team comprises the young trio of Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar (591), Swapnil Kusale (591) and Akhil Sheoran (587). It was a cruising victory for the Indian shooters. Subsequently, the men’s team also created a world record. Cumulatively, the trio amassed a whopping 1769 points. Out of this Aishwary and Swapnil scored 591 points. While Akhil Sheoran also chipped in with a handy contribution of 587 points. Subsequently, the men’s trio smashed the world record by a comprehensive eight points.

India was closely followed by the hosts China. However, China was trailing by a huge point difference and did not dent the gold medal prospect of India. China was clear of six points adrift with 1763 points. While the bronze went to the South Korean contingent.

Asian Games 2023 shooting: India’s medal winners

Shooting has been a part of the Asian Games programme since 1954. India has won a total of 58 shooting medals in the Asiad as of now. Subsequently, this includes an impressive nine gold medals at the continental meet. Subsequently, the Indian shooting contingent has been off and running at this edition as well. Let us look at the medal winners in shooting till now:

ShootersEventMedal
1. Rudrankksh Patil
2. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
3. Divyansh Singh Panwar
Men’s 10 m air rifle teamGold
1. Ashi Chouksey
2. Mehuli Ghosh
3. Ramita Jindal
Women’s 10 m air rifle teamSilver
Ramita JindalWomen’s 10 m air rifle individualBronze
Aishwary Pratap Singh TomarMen’s 10 m air rifle individualBronze
1. Vijayveer Sidhu
2. Anish Bhanwala
3. Adarsh Singh
Men’s 25 m rapid-fire pistol teamBronze
Sift Kaur SamraWomen’s 50 m rifle 3 positionsGold
Ashi ChoukseyWomen’s 50 m rifle 3 positionsBronze
Esha SinghWomen’s 25 m pistolSilver
Anantjeet Singh NarukaMen’s skeetSilver
1. Manu Bhaker
2. Esha Singh
3. Rhythm Sangwan
Women’s 25 m pistol teamGold
1. Angad Vir Singh Bajwa
2. Gurjoat Khangura
3. Anant Jeet Singh Naruka
Men’s skeet teamBronze
1. Sift Kaur Samra
2. Manini Kaushik
3. Ashi Chouksey
Women’s 50 m rifle 3 positions teamSilver
1. Sarabjot Singh
2. Arjun Singh Cheema
3. Shiva Narwal
Men’s 10 m Air pistol teamGold
Anantjeet Singh NarukaMen’s skeetSilver
Aishwary Pratap SinghMen’s 50 m rifle 3 positionsSilver
1. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
2. Akhil Sheoran
3. Swapnil Kusale
Men’s 50 m rifle 3 positions teamGold
Palak GuliaWomen’s 10 m air pistolGold
Esha SinghWomen’s 10 m air pistolSilver
1. Divya T. S.
2. Esha Singh
3. Palak Gulia
Women’s 10 m Air pistol teamSilver

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