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Mairaj Khan-Rashmmi Rathode bag gold at Asian Shotgun Championship

Indian pair Mairaj Khan and Rashmmi Rathode won gold in the skeet mixed team event at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship.

other sports Updated: Aug 13, 2017 18:32 IST
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Mairaj-Rashmmi beat Chinese pair of Liu Jiangchi and Gao Jianmei(HT Photo)

India finished their campaign at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship on high as the pair of Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmmi Rathore bagged a gold medal in the skeet mixed team event on the concluding day here on Sunday.

The Indian duo eked out a narrow 28-27 win over the Chinese pair of Liu Jiangchi and Gao Jianmei in the gold-medal match. The host combination of Vladislav Mukhamediyev and Olga Panarina settled the bronze.

In an event billed as test event, Mairaj and Rashmmi qualified for the semi-finals in fifth place out of 10 teams when they shot a combined score of 93. They scored the same as the silver winning Chinese pair, but came second (4-3) in a shoot-off.

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In the semi-final match, the Indians prevailed over the bronze-winning Kazakhstan team 28-27.

India finished the championship with a total of eight medals. Ankur Mittal had earlier won a gold in the men’s double trap and had also helped India bag the team gold in the event.

Kynan Chenai won a bronze in the men’s trap and also partnered Shreyasi Singh to claim the trap mixed team bronze.

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Maheshwari Chauhan also clinched a bronze in the women’s skeet, along with a team silver in the event before the men’s skeet team picked up another bronze.

The results will serve as good encouragement for the upcoming Shotgun World Championships in Moscow, beginning August 30.

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 18:32 IST