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Asian Games 2023: Indian shooters open account with a silver medal

The trio of Ramita Jindal, Mehuli Ghosh, and Ashi Chouksey bagged a silver medal in the women's 10m air rifle event.

Ramita Jindal, Mehuli Ghosh and Ashi Chouksey
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Ramita Jindal, Mehuli Ghosh and Ashi Chouksey

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 24 Sep 2023 7:11 AM GMT

The Indian shooting contingent opened its medal account at the Asian Games as the Indian women's shooting team bagged a silver medal in the 10m air rifle event on Sunday.

The experienced trio of Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal, and Ashi Chouksey scored a combined 1886.0 and finished in the second spot behind hosts China. China broke the Asian record with 1896.6 points.

The team's medals in shooting are decided on the combined scores of the country's shooters in the qualification round.

This is the first of many medals India will be expecting in Shooting as multiple team events will be decided on the performance of individual shooters in the qualification round.

India will be in line for a women's 10m air rifle individual medal as well, as Mehuli and Ramita also reached the eight-shooter final, which will be held later in the day.

19-year-old Ramita finished second in the qualification round with a score of 631.9 while Mehuli finished fourth with a score of 630.8 points. Ashi Chouksey failed to make it to the final with a score of 623.3 points.

All three Chinese Chinese shooters -- Han Jiayu, Huang Yuting, and Wang Zhilin -- entered the final, while South Korea's Lee Eunseo, Mongolia's Ganhuyag Nandinzaya, and Chinese Taipei's Chen Chi were the other three shooters to make the eight-team final.

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