Asian Games: Indian women’s team win bronze in double trap

The Indian women’s trio of Shagun Chowdhary, Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman finished third to win the bronze in the double trap team event of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here on Thursday.

The Indian team shot 279 to claim third place behind China and South Korea, who clinched gold and silver, respectively.  Shagun fired 96 with scores of 24, 25, 24, 23 while Shreyasi added 94 points with shots of 24, 22, 22, 26.  Varsha contributed 89 points with scores of 23, 21, 24, 21 which helped India finish ahead of fourth-placed Chinese Taipei, who scored 268 points.

The bronze was India’s seventh overall medal – one gold and six bronze – from the shooting range at the Asiad.  The gold went to Chinese team of Yafei Zhang, Yiting Bai and Mei Zhu, who shot a combined 315, one point more than the South Korean team of Mijin Kim, Hyekyoung Son and Bona Lee.

However, none of the Indian women managed to finish on the podium in the individual event with Shagun, Shreyasi and Varsha, taking eighth, 10th and 12th positions, respectively.  Korea’s Mijin shot a world record score of 110 to win gold. China’s Yafei and Yiting won silver and bronze.


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