Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched a gold medal in the men’s 50 metre pistol event in the Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range. Also Read - Will You Send Your Kids to School If They Reopen in October? 71% Parents Say No; Reveals Survey
The silver medal went to China’s Wei Pang and Vietnam’s Hoang Phuong Nguyen settled for the bronze. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later
Earlier, Shweta Chaudhry shot the first medal for India in the 2014 Asian Games after she won the bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour
Shweta, a part of the silver winning team in 2006 Doha Asian Games, shot a total of 176.4 in the final to clinch the bronze medal while the silver went to South Korean Jung Jeehae (201.3) and China’s Zhang Mengyuan (202.2) won the gold. Jung won the World Championships earlier this month in Grenada, Spain.
The Indian team comprising Shweta, Heena and Malaika finished fifth with a score of 1134 in the team event.
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