India Shatters Records in Asian Games 2023 Shooting

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India secured the gold in men’s trap shooting at the Asian Games, breaking records with a score of 361, surpassing Kuwait’s 357 in 1994.

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Indian shooter Prithviraj Tondaiman

The men’s trap team, featuring Kynan Darius from Chennai, Zoravar Singh Sandhu, and Prithviraj Tondaiman, clinched the gold by more than 2 points ahead of Kuwait.

Chennai’s flawless 25/25 performance was crucial in sealing the victory. India’s total score of 361 also set a new record in Asian Games history, surpassing the 357 achieved in 1994. Apart from winning the gold in the men’s team event, Chennai qualified for the individual final, while Sandhu and Tondaiman secured 2nd and 6th positions in the shoot-off.

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Meanwhile, the women’s trap team secured a silver with a total score of 337, outshining China’s world record of 354. India’s Manisha Keer (114) scored the highest, followed by Preeti Rajak (112) and Rajeshwari Kumari (111).

Manisha, after successfully navigating the five-way shoot-off to determine positions 3-6 in the qualification event, also qualified for the final.

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This marked India’s last shooting event at the Asian Games, and there are still hopes for more medals as both men’s and women’s trap finals are scheduled later today. In the 2023 edition, India showcased its most successful performance in shooting events at the Asian Games, winning a total of 21 medals.

With three more medals added to the tally, including golfer Aditi Ashok’s historic win on Sunday, India has now won a total of 41 medals in this year’s Games. India currently stands fourth in the medal table, trailing China, Japan, and South Korea.

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