Indian shooters sweep gold medals at stake on Day 8
Indian shooters bagged all the four gold medals at stake to assert their supremacy in the event in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka.india Updated: Feb 05, 2010 21:29 IST
Indian shooters bagged all the four gold medals at stake on Friday to assert their supremacy in the event in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka.
Army shooter Om Prakash was the star Indian performer at the National Shooting Complex range at Gulshan, bagging four gold medals in 10m air pistol on Friday. On Thursday, he won a gold in 50m air pistol.
Indian 50m rifle prone shooter Surinder Singh Rathod also equalled the previous South Asian Games record score when he shot 593 for the gold medal.
On the fourth day of the shooting competition today, Indians bagged four gold and two silver to swell the total haul of medals in shooting to 15 gold, eight silver and four bronze.
Having bagged the top honours in individual and team 50m pistol yesterday, Om Prakash shot 679.2 in the 10m air pistol team en route to his third gold.
Another Indian Amit Kumar (673.7) bagged silver, while TDS Fernando of Sri Lanka (662.2) settled for bronze.
Om Prakash then struck his fourth gold when he, along with Amit and Sikandar Mann, shot a total of 1716 for the 10m air pistol team gold.
Pakistan (1184) settled for silver while Sri Lanka (1678) won bronze.