Asian Games, Shooting: Palak shines in air pistol events as shooters clinch five medalsAbdul Gh Lone 29 September 2023 0 COMMENTS
The Indian shooters continued their medal-winning run in Hangzhou bagging a total of five medals, including two gold, at the ongoing 2022 Asian Games on Friday.
The Indian women’s 10m air pistol team took home the silver medal with a score of 1731 before Palak and Esha Singh made it a double podium for India with a gold and silver finish respectively in the individual 10m air pistol final.
The 18-year-old Singh, with her silver medal, raised her individual medal tally to four medals.
Palak, who finished seventh with a score of 577 in the qualification round, shot a Games Record total of 242.1 in the individual final to win the gold medal ahead of Singh, who shot 239.7.
A 1-2 for India in Hangzhou! Palak and Esha Singh win gold and silver in the women’s 10m air pistol event!
— The Field (@thefield_in) September 29, 2023
Later in the day, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar took home the men’s individual 50m Rifle 3 Positions silver with a score of 459.7. He finished second best to China’s Du Linshu, who set a Games Record at 460.6. Tomar’s compatriot Swapnil Kusale finished fourth with a score of 438.9.
Kusale, who was leading the competition at the end of the 40th shot, dropped down the ladder after he…