Indian men team secure second spot in pistol eventSports Buzz

September 26, 2014 15:37
Indian men team secure second spot in pistol event},{Indian men team secure second spot in pistol event

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Another win-win day for India at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games!

Indian men concluded its campaign in the pistol events on a winning note by shooting down a silver medal in the 25m centre fire event even as the women's team exited from the 50m three-position competition without success at the Asian Games on Friday.

The men pistol shooters, led by London Olympic Games silver medallist Vijay Kumar - bagged the second position with a total score of 1740, two behind gold medallists China.

Had the Mhow-based army men's trio, made up of Kumar, Pemba Tamang and Gurpreet Singh, equalled the Chinese, they would have secured a gold as their number of inner tens was much higher than their formidable rivals.

It was the eighth medal that the shooters have won from the Games, made up of one gold, one silver and six bronze medals, all but two of them coming in team events.

Barring Jitu Rai, only Abhinav Bindra has managed to win an individual medal in Incheon, an indication of how competitive the shooting competition has been.

Source: TOI

AW: Suchorita Choudhury

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