In an impressive display of marksmanship, the Indian trio of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh, and Rhythm Sangwan secured the gold medal in the women’s 25m pistol team event at the Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China. With a total score of 1759, Team India outshone the competition, narrowly edging out China for the top spot. This victory adds to India’s growing medal tally at the ongoing Asiad, where they have notched up an impressive haul of 16 medals, including four golds.
Golden Triumph in Team Event
Team India exhibited their prowess in the women’s 25m pistol team event, capturing the gold medal. Their cumulative score of 1759 was enough to secure the top position, albeit by a narrow margin of three points over the silver medalists, China. Republic of Korea claimed the bronze with a total score of 1742.
Individual Excellence in Qualification
Manu Bhaker’s Stellar Performance
Manu Bhaker led the charge for India, topping the qualification round with a remarkable score of 590. Her precision and accuracy were on full display as she finished the last rapid-fire series with 98 points. Manu’s total score after both the precision and rapid stages stood at 590, including an impressive 28x inner 10s.
Esha Singh’s Contribution
Esha Singh made a significant contribution to the team’s success, securing the fifth position in the qualification round with a score of 586 points, including 17x inner 10s. Her consistency and skill played a crucial role in India’s gold medal win.
Individual Excellence Leads to Finals
Manu and Esha Qualify for Individual Finals
The stellar performances by Manu Bhaker and Esha Singh in the qualification round earned them spots in the finals of the individual event within the same category. Both shooters demonstrated their talent and composure on the international stage, showcasing India’s strength in the sport of shooting.
Rhythm Sangwan’s Outstanding Performance
Despite delivering an outstanding performance, Rhythm Sangwan narrowly missed out on an individual qualification due to the rule that only allows two shooters from one team to advance to the finals. Rhythm, who is a world record holder in the discipline, finished in the seventh position. Her strong performance was crucial in helping India secure the gold medal in the team event.
Impressive Medal Tally for India
India’s victory in the women’s 25m pistol team event adds to their remarkable medal tally at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. With four gold medals, five silver medals, and seven bronze medals, India’s athletes are shining on the international stage, showcasing their dedication, talent, and determination.
The Indian trio’s gold medal win in the women’s 25m pistol team event at the Asian Games is a testament to their exceptional skills and teamwork. Their achievements, along with India’s impressive overall medal tally, underscore the country’s growing prominence in the world of sports. As they continue to compete on the international stage, these athletes inspire the nation with their remarkable performances and dedication to excellence.