Sanjeev Rajput continued India’s brilliant run in shooting at the Asian Games 2018 as he won silver in the 50m Rifle 3 positions final on Tuesday with a score of 452.7.
The 37-year-old shot 452.7 to claim the silver medal, while China’s Hui Zicheng notched up the gold medal with a score of 453.3. Japan’s Matsumoto Takayuki bagged the bronze with 441.4.
Earlier, The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medalist struggled in the standing position, but good shows in kneeling and prone booked his spot in the final with 1160.
In Final Rajput dominated the proceedings in the keeling and prone positions. However, an erratic show in the standing round put paid to his hopes of a gold.
He recovered from 7.8 in the third series of the kneeling position to end in the top position with a score of 151.2.
Rajput continued his impressive run in prone, leading from start to finish after consistently shooting 10s. He had a total score of 307.1 after 30 shots.
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In the standing position, Rajput led after the first series with a score of 355.6 but his slide coincided with Zicheng raising the bar.
In Trap Mixed Team, the team of Lakshay & Shreyasi Singh qualified for the final with a score of 142. The Indian duo shot 46, 49, 47 in the three rounds to book their spot in the summit clash.
India started Day 3 with two medals in shooting as Saurabh Chaudhary produced an Asian Games record score of 240.7 to clinch the gold in Men’s 10m Air Pistol final while Abhishek Verma won the bronze with a score of 219.3.