The Indian shooting team comprising Shagun Chowdhary, Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman bagged a bronze in women's double trap event but Gurpreet Singh narrowly missed out on a medal in his event at the 17th Asian Games here Thursday.
Rakesh Manpat clinched the 50 meter Rifle Prone Gold, Mampi Das won the Gold in 10m Air Rifle event, while Anirudh Singh claimed the Gold of Trap Shooting on a day when big names came tumbling down at the 57th National shooting championship here Friday.
Indian shooter Joydeep Karmakar will be accorded a special promotion by South Eastern Railway (SER) for his splendid performance in the London Olympic Games where he missed the bronze by a whisker after finishing fourth in the final of 50m Rifle Prone event.
Very few wrote about shooter Joydeep Karmakar`s medal chances in the run up to his event at the Olympic Games here Friday. So it came as a real surprise to many when the marksman went tantalisingly close to a podium finish before settling for the fourth place in the men`s 50 metres rifle prone.
Rising talents Heena Sidhu and Joydeep Karmakar have qualified for the London Olympics but are still waiting for the government funds, meant to be used for the two shooters` preparations for the sporting extravaganza, in July.