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Asian Games 2023: Indian Shooting Trio Clinch Gold In Women's 25m Pistol Team Event

In a spectacular display of shooting prowess, India's trio consisting of Manu Bhaker , Esha Singh , and Rhythm Sangwan clinched the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol team event at the Asian Games .

Their remarkable collective effort resulted in a commanding score of 1759, propelling India to the pinnacle of the podium and securing the nation's fourth gold medal at the ongoing sporting extravaganza.

The standout performer of the day was undoubtedly Manu Bhaker, who not only contributed significantly to the team's victory but also claimed the top spot in the qualification round. She concluded the final rapid-fire series with an impressive score of 98 points, showcasing her exceptional skills and composure under pressure.

China displayed exceptional shooting skills to secure the silver medal with a total score of 1756, while South Korea's formidable shooting team settled for the third position, accumulating a total score of 1742. India's victory in the women's 25m pistol team event came on the heels of another exceptional performance by an Indian shooting trio, which secured a silver medal in the women's 50m rifle 3-position event.

Ashi Chouksey , Manini Koushik , and Sift Kaur Samra exhibited their shooting prowess, amassing an impressive total of 1764 points in the qualification round, securing a commendable second-place finish.

Notably, Sift Kaur Samra and Ashi Chouksey both qualified for the finals, finishing in the second and sixth positions, respectively. Unfortunately, Manini Koushik was eliminated from the individual event, concluding her participation in the 18th position.

It was a historic moment for Sift Kaur Samra, who not only contributed to the team's success but also jointly set a new Asian record for qualifying with an impressive score of 594, highlighting her exceptional talent and determination on the shooting range.

These remarkable achievements by Indian shooters have added to the nation's growing medal tally at the Asian Games, showcasing their dedication and skill in the world of sports shooting. With their outstanding performances, these athletes have made their mark on the international stage and brought pride to their country.