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Indian shooters continue to dominate in SAG

Last Updated: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 20:26

Dhaka: Indian shooters continued their
dominance, bagging all the four gold medals up for grabs,
including a clean sweep in the women`s 10m air pistol event at
the 11th South Asian Games here on Thursday.

On the third day of shooting event, India bagged four
gold, two silver and a bronze medal.

With today`s exploits, Indian took their medals tally in
shooting to 11 gold, six silver and four medals.

In the women`s 10m air pistol event, India won all the
three medals with Lavleen Kaur bagging the gold (474), Sonia
Rail (473) silver and Sushma Rana (470.9) bronze.

The trio also won the team gold in the 10m air rifle
event with a score of 1126 points. The silver in this category
went to Pakistan (Mehwish Maqsood, Azra Nazir and Tazeem
Akhtar Abbasi, 1108 points) while hosts Bangladesh (Sinthia
Nazneen, Farhana Kausar and Armin Asha, 1078) bagged the
bronze.

In the men`s 50m pistol event, India`s Om Prakash (547)
pocketed the gold medal, while Poshuk Ahluwalia had to be
content with the silver just one point. Kalim Ullah Khan (534)
of Pakistan took the bronze medal.

In 50m pistol team event, India emerged victorious with
1623 points.

Pakistani (Kalim Ullah Khan, Mohammad Gul Faraz and
Mohammad Shehzad Akhtar, 1586) won the silver while the bronze
went to Sri Lanka (E M Senanayake, N P N Gunadasa and T D S
Fernando, 1544).

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 20:26

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