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Asian Games Shooting: Trap men's team wins gold, Women's team silver

The trio of Kynan Chenai, Zoravar Singh Sandhu, and Prithviraj Tondiaman clinched trap men's team gold at the Asian Games 2023.

Asian Games Shooting: Trap mens team wins gold, Womens team silver

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 1 Oct 2023 9:49 AM GMT

Indian men's trap team clinched the gold medal in a thrilling finish while the women's trap team got silver in the trap shooting team events at the Asian Games 2023 on Sunday.

The trio of Kynan Chenai, Zoravar Singh Sandhu, and Prithviraj Todaiman shot a total of 361 to trump the silver medalist Kuwait who came up with a score of 360 in a thrilling finish.

Kynan shot a total of 122 topping the qualification while Zoravar shot 120 to finish in fourth in the qualification and Prithviraj finished with a score of 119. Kynana and Zoravar qualified for the finals of the individual event.

The trio also set the new Asian Games record on their way to the gold medal.

In the team events, winners are decided on the combined scores achieved by a country's shooters in the individual events.

Women's trap team wins silver

The women's trap team of Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak, and Rajeshwari Kumari clinched silver finishing behind China. The trio shot a total of 337 while the Chinese team shattered the world record to take the gold with a score of 356.

Manisha shot a total of 114, Preeti scored 112 and Rajeshwari finished with a score of 111.

Manisha was involved in a shoot-off for a place in the finals and she won it to make it to the individual finals.

Kynan Chenai wins bronze in Individual event

Kynan Chenai ended India's shooting campaign with a bronze medal as he went on to shoot down the bronze after winning gold in the team event. Kynan hit 32 out of 40 targets to finish on the podium.

Competing in his third Asian Games, Zoravar Singh Sandhu finished fifth place shooting 23/30. In the women's individual event, Manisha Keer finished sixth and last scoring 16/25 in the finals.

India has a total of 22 medals in shooting at the Asian Games 2023 which includes seven gold, nine silver, and six bronze medals.

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