Gold rush continues for shooters in South Asian Games
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 06, 2010, 21:38
Dhaka: Indian shooters continued to reign supreme and clinched both the gold medals up for grabs in the 50m three position event of the 11th South Asian Games here today.

At the National Shooting Complex range, about 10km from here, 15-year-old Tejaswini Muley was the star Indian performer clinching both the gold medals, including the team gold.

India also bagged a silver taking the shooters' tally to 17 gold, nine silver and four bronze medals on the penultimate day of the shooting competition.

In the women's 50m three position (3x20) individual event, Tejaswini shot 568 out of 600 to reign supreme. Another Indian Hema Khatri Chetri bagged the second place which was determined in a shoot-off.

Chetri and local girl Sabrina Sultana were locked at scores of 564 each. In the ensuing shoot-off with five bullets each, Hema shot 47.2 to pip Sabrina for the silver medal.

A cumulative score of 1687 by Tejaswini, Hema and Anuja Jung (555) earned India the second successive gold in the team event of 50m three position.

Bangladesh (1669) and Sri Lanka (1654) took the silver and bronze medals respectively.


First Published: Saturday, February 06, 2010, 21:38

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