Indian shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma bagged the gold and bronze medal in the Men’s 10 metre Air Pistol final in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21.
Saurabh clinched the gold after a score of 240.7 while Abhishek stood third scoring 219.3.
Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan secured the silver with 239.7.
A stunning performance by #SaurabhChaudhary. The 16-year shooter clinches third _ for #India at #AsianGames2018 . #AbhishekVerma wins a _.
Congratulations boys! India is immensely proud of you. _____
@Ra_THORe @Media_SAI @ddsportschannel @akashvanisports @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/Nim47372YV
— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) August 21, 2018
This is India’s third gold medal. With 7 medals overall, India now stands at No 7 in the medal tally.
16 year old shooter #SaurabhChaudhary clinches 3rd #Gold _ for #India __ and #AbhishekVerma wins Bronze _ in 10m Air Pistol Event at #AsianGames2018 Congratulations boys_#airpistol#IndiaAtAsianGames#AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/Cb8udBZCig
— Enthusia VJTI (@enthusiavjti) August 21, 2018
Here’s India’s latest medal tally:
Gold — 3
Silver — 2
Bronze — 2
Earlier, wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat won gold for India.
Bajrang Punia won India’s first gold medal after he defeated Daichi Takatani of Japan 11-8 in the men’s freestyle 65-kg category while Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold. She defeated Japan’s Irie Yuki 6-2.
In 10m air rifle event, India’s Deepak Kumar won the silver medal. He shot 247.7 to finish second on the podium behind China’s Haoran Yang, who won the top prize with a Games record 249.1.
Besides, Lakshay Sheoran gave India its fourth medal after he won the silver medal in Men’s trap shooting finals.
On August 19, shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar bagged the first medal for India. They won a bronze medal on the opening day of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.