Indian shooters win 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze in Dhaka
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 16:34
Dhaka: Indians shot to glory bagging two gold, one silver and two bronze medals on the opening day of shooting event at the 11th South Asian Games here on Tuesday.

The two gold came in the men's section when Vivek Singh clinched the top honours in individual 25m standard pistol and then combined with Chandrasekhar Kumar Chaudhary and Harpreet Singh to win the second gold in the 25m standard pistol team event.

In the individual section, Vivek outskilled Pakistani Mustkim Shah who had to settle for the silver medal, while Chaudhary bagged the bronze medal at the National Shooting Complex at Gulshan, about 10kms from here.

In the women's section, 13-year-old Mampi Das became the cynosure of all eyes when she overcame fever to bag the bronze medal in the 10m air rifle.

Mampi shot 496.6 out of 500 for the bronze medal. Bangladesh reigned supreme with a one-two finish in the 10m air rifle women as Sharmin Akhter Ranta (499.4) and Syeda Sadia Sultana (498.3) bagged the gold and silver respectively.

Battling a fever, Mampi helped her team, which also have Shruti Bhatepatil and Tejaswini Muley, win the silver medal in the team event.

Bangladeshi trio of Sharmin, Syeda and Tripti took the gold, while Pakistani's Nazis Khan, Nosheen Khan and Nasheda Naqvi had to settle for the bronze medal.


First Published: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 16:34

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