Saurabh Chaudhary bagged a gold medal and Manu Bhaker silver, in their respective 10m Rifle/Pistol Youth event to book quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. India ended their 10th Asian Airgun Championship campaign with an impressive 21 medals- 6 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze over four days.
While Chaudhary won both an individual gold as well as the Team gold in the men's 10m Air Pistol Youth event,
The fourth and final day in Japan began with the junior women's 10m Air Pistol event, which saw junior world champion Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Mahima Agrawal reaching to the field of eight finalists, finishing third and fourth in qualifications, respectively. Both Yashaswini and Mahima shot a score of 378, while Yogita could only score 372 to finish in 11th place.
Their impressive combined score of 1128 eventually helped India claim a Team silver as they finished behind Iran
In the men's 10m Air Pistol Youth event, India saw two youngsters reaching the finals as Arjun Singh Cheema topped qualifying with a score of 577, while Chaudhary shot 573 to qualify in third place. Surinder Singh was the third Indian in the field, who could shoot only 561 to finish 10th.
The trio combined to win the Team gold with a score of 1711, as they stood 11 points clear of the
In the women's 10m Air Pistol Youth,
After a terrible start in the final, where she was seen standing eighth after 10 shots, young
Overall, India added four medals to their kitty on the final day to finish the campaign with a total haul of 21 medals over four days, including six golds, eight silvers and seven bronze medal, besides four YOG quotas.
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