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Manu wins silver, men's hockey team progresses to semis at YOG

Press Trust of India  |  Buenos Aires 

Young shooting sensation became the second Indian after judoka Tababi Devi to win two medals at the (YOG) after winning a silver while the men's team moved to the semi-finals with a 4-2 win over here on Friday.

In a unique format, Manu combined with Tajikistan's Behzan Fayzullaev in the 10m air pistol mixed international and settled for a silver after losing the gold medal match 3-10 to Germany's and Bulgaria's

The India-Tajik pair had on Thursday come through qualification with a score of 751. They then beat an Egyptian-Thai pair 10-4 in the round of 16 at the Parque Polideportivo Roca shooting range in the capital.

They beat a pair from and 10-8 in the quarterfinals and then overcame of and Dymtro Honta of 10-3 in the semifinals.

The German-Bulgarian pair however started strong in the finals and was 3-0 ahead at one stage before winning 10-3 to emerge champions.

According to the format, the gold medal winner of the individual event is paired with the who finished 20th in the final.

thus wrapped up their shooting campaign with two gold and three silver medals.

Of the eight medals won by the Indian contingent so far, five are from shooting. Manu and Saurabh Chaudhary had won gold in the men's and women's 10m air pistol events, while Shahu Mane and Mehuli Ghosh had won silver in the men's and women's 10m air rifle events, earlier in the Games.

On the turf, Shivam Anand (1st, 8th minutes) sounded the board twice while Maninder Singh a(3rd) and Sanjay (17th) were the other goal scorers for in the quarterfinals of the 5s competition at the Parque Polideportivo Roca.

Poland's goals came from the sticks of Eryk Bembenek (16th) and (18th).

The Indian women's hockey 5s team beat 5-2 in their final Pool A match to advance to the quarterfinals of the here.

The Indians finished in the second spot in their pool with 12 points, behind leaders

(2nd, 17th minute), Reet (10th), Lalremsiami (12th) and Ishika Chaudhary (13th) scored in India's convincing victory over on Thursday as the team ended the pool stages on a winning note after Wednesday's defeat to hosts

On the courts, title favourite Indian Lakshya Sen recovered from a game deficit to beat Kodai Naraoka 14-21 21-15 24-22.

failed to qualify for the finals of the men's 200m backstroke after finishing sixth in Heat 1 with a timing of 2:04.80, which was overall 13th best. Only eight best made it to the final.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 21:05 IST
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