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Shweta Chaudhary wins bronze in 10m Air Pistol, first medal for India

Shooter Shweta Chaudhry gave India their first medal on the opening day action of the 17th Asian Games after the Faridabad girl clinched bronze in the Women 10m Air Pistol Finals, in Incheon on Saturday.

other Updated: Sep 20, 2014 20:08 IST
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Shooter Shweta Chaudhry gave India their first medal on the opening day action of the 17th Asian Games after the Faridabad girl clinched bronze in the Women 10m Air Pistol Finals, in Incheon on Saturday.

Shweta looked focused from the start as she sailed through even after her much fancied teammates Heena Sidhu and Malaika Goel failed to make the finals cut.

The World No.146 had a topsy turvy ride in the finals as she led the standings after 3 shots but soon slipped to sixth and then improved to third.

There was a shoot off between Chaudhry and China's Zhou for the bronze before the Indian came up trumps with a 10.7 hit.

China though stood first on the podium with Zhang Mengyuan bagging gold and Korea's Jung Jeehae getting the silver.

Meanwhile Chinese women also won gold in the 10m Air Pistol Team event.

On expected line, China lead the the medals tally with 3 gold medals while India stand fifth with a bronze to their credit.



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India's Shweta Chaudhary competes during the women's 10m air pistol individual final of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. (AFP Photo)

First Published: Sep 20, 2014 08:48 IST