New Delhi, Sep 27, 2023: India opened their gold medal tally on Day 4 of the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou on Wednesday. Indian shooting team of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan won gold in the Women’s 25-metre Pistol team event, which is the fourth gold for India in the Asian Games 2023.
Indian team finished on top with a score of 1759. China took the silver with 1756 while Republic of Korea wins bronze with 1742.
Manu (590) tops the qualification round, Esha (586) finishes fifth. Rhythm (583) finishes seventh but since only two shooters per country are allowed in the final, Rhythm misses the cut.
Earlier, with 876 points, the Indian trio of Esha Singh, Manu Bhaker and Rhythm Sangwan finished on top in the 25m Pistol women’s team qualification on Tuesday at the Asian Games 2023. China and Chinese Taipei are in second and third positions respectively.
Bhaker is at the top of the table with 294 points ahead of China’s Sixuan Feng in the women’s 25m Pistol qualification in the precision round. Esha finished third with 292 while Sangwan finished at 11th with 290.
The trio’s combined score has put India on top of the team event with 876 points. China is close behind with 874 points. World championships gold medallist Bhaker averaged 9.800 in the 25m pistol women’s qualification precision event. Esha averaged 9.733.
Bhaker shot 99, 97, and 98 in the three rounds compared to the Chinese shooter’s 96, 98, and 98. Esha also received scores of 96, 98, and 98, while the Vietnamese player received 97, 99, and 96 to get a score of 292.
Courtesy: Zee News