Asian Games 2023: The Indian shooters continued to produce brilliant results for the nation at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Shooters Palak and Esha Singh clinched Gold and Silver, respectively at the 10m Air Pistol Women's final event on Friday. Palak brought 6th Gold for India in shooting and the nation now has a total of eight Gold medals at the Hangzhou Games. Palak also broke the Asian Games record with a score of 242.1.
The two Indians have clinched individual medals after winning Silver in the team event earlier today. Palak and Esha dominated the eight-women final field as the two finished in the top two spots. They held a stranglehold on the podium spots with a fight for the Gold coming down to both the Indians. Pakistan's Talat won the Bronze medal as she finished third after being leapfrogged by Esha. Esha is on a roll at the Games as she has now won four medals at the event. She finished the women's final with a scoreline of 239.7, while Pakistan's Talat scored 239.7
Earlier India won Gold in Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Team event. The Indian men's shooting team of Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Suresh Kusale, Akhil Sheoran bagged a Gold medal in the team event.
India men's pair settles for Silver
The Indian men's pair of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni settled for a Silver after going down to Chinese Taipei in the men's doubles final. The Indians lost 4-6,4-6 in straight sets to settle for the second prize.