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Asian Games 2018: Sanjeev Rajput settles for Silver in Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting

Sanjeev Rajput, who works in the Indian Navy, scored a total of 452.7 to finish at the second spot.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 21, 2018 15:35 IST ]
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Asian Games 2018: Sanjeev Rajput settles for Silver in Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting

Shooters continue to make India proud in the ongoing Asian Games 2018 as Sanjeev Rajput won a Silver medal in Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old Rajput, a former Navy man, scored a total of 452.7 to finish at the second spot. 

The gold medal went to China's Hui Zicheng who shot a total of 453.3. Meanwhile, the bronze medal was claimed by Japan's Takayuki Matsumoto with a total score of 441.4.

In 2010, Rajput was presented with the Arjuna Award by the Government of India. 

Rajput dominated the proceedings in the keeling and prone positions. However, an erratic show in the standing round put paid to his hopes of a gold.

He recovered from 7.8 in the third series of the kneeling position to end in the top position with a score of 151.2.

Rajput continued his impressive run in prone, leading from start to finish after consistently shooting 10s. He had a total score of 307.1 after 30 shots.

In the standing position, Rajput led after the first series with a score of 355.6 but his slide coincided with Zicheng raising the bar.

Rajput had won the gold medal at the 50m rifle 3 positions in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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