SAG 2016: Shooters Gurpreet Singh, Sweta Singh win gold as India set record

Feb 16, 2016, 08:16 IST | PTI

Guwahati: Indian shooters made yet another clean sweep on the final day to sign off with a staggering 25 out of 26 gold medals on offer in the 12th South Asian Games yesterday.

Gurpreet Singh and Sweta Singh
Gurpreet Singh and Sweta Singh

Rio Olympics bound Gurpreet Singh shot down the gold in men's individual 25m rapid fire pistol with a total of 28 hits on target, while Sweta Singh grabbed another yellow metal in women's individual 10m air pistol event with a total score of 194.4 even though she was shooting with her spare gun at the Kahilipara Shooting Range.

Sweta said her gun got problems in the trigger and she had to shoot with her spare gun today. Another Olympics quota holder Heena Sidhu had to be content with the silver in the women's 10m air pistol event with a total score of 192.5, while 18-year-old Chandigarh shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal took the bronze.

India also took a gold each in both the team events to sweep aide any competition from other countries in the discipline. India gave away just one gold — to Bangladesh — in the discipline. The home shooters ended the competition with 25 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze. Bangladesh are at a distant second with one gold, three silver and three bronze.

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