After the Air Rifle shooters, it was the turn of the Air Pistol shooters as India swept all the available gold medals on day six of the 15th Asian Airgun Championship in Daegu, Korea. Shiva Narwal won the Men’s 10m Air Pistol while Sagar Dangi picked up the Junior Men’s gold.
In addition, both the Men’s and Women’s Youth teams also won their respective competitions to make it a four-gold day for India. They now have 17 gold medals from the competition so far.
Shiva got the better of experienced Korean Park Daehun in the Men’s Air Pistol final, taking him down 17-13 in a close encounter. He also had the Korean’s number in the ranking round where he topped with 253.7. Park was way behind second with 250.2. India’s Vijayveer Sidhu also picked up a bronze in the event, after he finished the ranking round in third place with 248.0.
In the Junior Men’s Air Pistol, it was a 1-2 finish for India, as Sagar Dangi overcame Samrat Rana by a similar 17-13 margin to claim gold. Mukhammad Kamalov of Uzbekistan won bronze.
India’s third gold came in the Men’ 10m Air Pistol Youth event, when the trio of Sandeep Bishnoi, Sahil and Amit Sharma beat a…