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Para shooter Sriharsha Devaraddi wins gold at Chateauroux; earns Paris Paralympics quota

Srihari Devaraddi became the second Indian shooter to earn a quota for the 2024 Paris Paralympics after clinching a gold medal in Mixed 10m Air Rifle SH2 at the ongoing Chateauroux Para Shooting World Cup

Para shooter Sriharsha Devaraddi
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Para shooter Sriharsha Devaraddi (Source: SAI)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2022-06-08T10:52:07+05:30

Para rifle shooter Srihari Devaraddi became the second Indian to earn a quota for the 2024 Paris Paralympics after clinching a gold medal in Mixed 10m Air Rifle SH2 at the ongoing Chateauroux Para Shooting World Cup in France on Tuesday.

Devaraddi shot a total of 253.1 in the final to bag the gold medal ahead of Slovenia's Tirsek F by just 0.5 points. The bronze went to France's De La Forest with a total of 230.3.

Earlier yesterday, the 2020 Paralympics Champion Avani Lekhara, had bagged gold medal in Women's 10m Rifle SH1 with a world record score of 250.6 and became the first Indian para-shooter to earn a quota for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

India's medal tally at the Chateauroux Para Shooting World Cup 2022 now stands at two gold medals.

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