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India’s Yogesh Singh completes men's 25m centre fire pistol double at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

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India’s Yogesh Singh completes men's 25m centre fire pistol double at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

India's Yogesh Singh poses with the medals he won at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Jakarta. Image credit: X/@Media_SAI

Jakarta: Indian shooters’ gold rush continued in the Asia Olympic Qualifiers with Yogesh Singh winning the top prize in individual as well as team event of the men’s 25m centre fire pistol competition in Jakarta on Monday.

Yogesh claimed the individual gold medal after shooting 573, finishing ahead of silver winner Muad Al Balushi of Oman (570) and Indonesia’s Anang Yulianto (567).

The other two Indian participants in the event, Pankaj Yadav (567) and Akshay Jain (564), has ended fourth and sixth respectively.

🥇Team Gold Alert! 🎉

Yogesh Singh, Pankaj Yadav, and Akshay Jain just nailed the 25m Center Fire Pistol Men’s Team event at the Asian Rifle/Pistol Championship 2024 in Jakarta 🇮🇩!

But wait, it doesn’t stop here!
🥇🏅 Yogesh Singh also clinched the Gold in the Individual… pic.twitter.com/g3iS8kYmRS

— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) January 15, 2024

The Indian trio aggregated 1704 to bag the team gold ahead of shooters from Oman and Indonesia.

In the qualifiers for shotgun in Kuwait City, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Shreyasi Singh had to be content with a fifth-place finish in the final of women’s trap, having managed 19 points.

Shreyasi had qualified for the final in fourth position with a total of 115 across five rounds.

Taipei’s Wan-Yu Liu (44) won the gold medal in women’s trap and China’s Xinqiu Zhang (39) settled for silver. Kazakhstan’s Mariya Dmitriyenko (30) ended with bronze.

The Indian trio of Shreyasi, Manisha Keer and Bhavya Tripathi, however, won the silver medal in the women’s trap team event with a total of 328, finishing behind China and ahead of Kazakhstan.

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