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Field day for shooters as India continues dominance in SAG

india Updated: Feb 03, 2010 21:42 IST

India pocketed five gold out of the six on offer on Wednesday besides adding three silver and one bronze to continue their dominance with 34 medals at the midway stage in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka.

India now have 34 medals (20 gold, six silver and eight bronze) after the sixth day of 12-day sporting extravaganza featuring eight nations of the region.

Pakistan are at a distant second with 21 medals (six gold, 11 silver, four bronze) while Bangladesh are catching up with 21 medals (four gold, five silver, 12 bronze).

With medal events only in shooting today, Indians made hay at the National Shooting Complex range at Gulshan here.

The gold medals came through Imran Hasan Khan (10m air rifle), Kuheli Ganguli (50m rifle prone) and Sonia Rai (25m pistol).

India also won two team gold medals through the women's 25m pistol comprising Sonia, Sushma Rana and Divya Singh, and women's 50m rifle prone trio of Kuheli, Ruby Garg and Hema Khatri Chetri.

The Indian shooters made a clean sweep in the women's 50m rifle prone individual and 25m pistol events taking all the three pole positions.

Sonia shot 576 for the gold medal, while Divya Singh (563) finished second in women's 25m pistol.

Just a point adrift, Sushma Rana had to settle for bronze as the Indian 25m pistol trio clinched top three spots. The combined score of 1701 ensured the trio a team gold.