Asian Games: Indian men finish fourth in 25m rapid fire pistol

Indian men's team narrowly missed out on the bronze medal, finishing fourth in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Wednesday.

Asian Games: Indian men finish fourth in 25m rapid fire pistol

Incheon: Indian men's team narrowly missed out on the bronze medal, finishing fourth in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Wednesday.

The Indian team comprising Harpreet Singh, Gurpreeet Singh and Pemba Tamang scored 1704-39x to finish behind Vietnam's bronze medal winning team of Thanh Minh Ha, Tu Thanh Kieu and Nam Quang Bui, who scored 1704-41x.

The two teams ended with the same overall scores but the Vietnamese fired two more perfect shots than their Indian counterparts to sneak into third.

However, the Indian trio failed to reach the final in the individual event.

Harpreet, who finished seventh, scored 98, 97, 93 in stage 2 of the qualification which was not enough for him to enter the final.

His total score was 578-16x while his teammates Gurpreet and Tamang finished 12th and 20th, respectively.

Gurpreet scored 570-13x while Tamang finished with a score of 556-10x.

The team gold went to South Korean trio of Jongho Song, Daekyu Jang and Junhong Kim, who scored 1747-45x while Chinese team of Yuehong Li, Jian Zhang and Haozhe Hu took silver with an accumulated score of 1746-67x.

The individual qualification was topped by Li, who registered a new Games record with a score of 586-33x.

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