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Asian Games: Women clinch bronze in double trap

Incheon: The Indian women shooters clinched the team bronze in double trap while the men's team narrowly missed out on another one finishing fourth in the 50 metre rifle prone event of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here yesterday.

Varsha Varman (left), Shagun Chowdhary and Shreyasi Singh (right) with their bronze medals in Incheon yesterday. Pic/PTI
Varsha Varman (left), Shagun Chowdhary and Shreyasi Singh (right) with their bronze medals in Incheon yesterday. Pic/PTI 

The men's 25 metre pistol team finished fifth and the men's double trap team was sixth. The bronze was India's seventh medal — one gold and six bronze — from the shooting range.

In women's double trap, the Indian trio of Shagun Chowdhary, Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman shot 279 to claim third place behind China and South Korea, who clinched gold and silver, respectively.

Shagun fired 96 with scores of 24, 25, 24, 23 while Shreyasi added 94 points with shots of 24, 22, 22, 26.
Varsha contributed 89 points with scores of 23, 21, 24, 21.

The gold went to Chinese team of Yafei Zhang, Yiting Bai and Mei Zhu, who shot a combined 315, one point more than the South Korean team of Mijin Kim, Hyekyoung Son and Bona Lee.

However, none of the Indian women managed to finish on the podium in the individual event with Shagun, Shreyasi and Varsha, taking eighth, 10th and 12th positions, respectively.

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