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Sensational Saurabh claims gold, Manu finishes 4th at Asian Airgun Championships

Press Trust of India  |  Kuwait city 

India's teenage shooting sensation continued his incredible run by claiming his fourth individual gold medal in as many months with a top finish in the 10m air pistol junior men's event of the Asian Airgun Championship here on Thursday.

The 16-year-old, son of a based in Meerut, first combined with compatriots and to log a total of 1731 to win the team gold and fetched the individual gold with 239.8 in the eight-man individual final to finish with two gold medals.

Saurabh won the gold medal at the in August, besides bagging golds at the World Shooting Championships in September and the Youth Games in last month.

Arjun (237.7) secured the silver medal after finishing second, while Chinese Taipei's clinched the bronze with a score of 218.0 to deny a clean sweep.

Anmol finished fourth with a score of 195.1. The Indian trio missed the World and Asian Junior record by a mere point.

Youth champion Manu Bhaker, however, missed out on an individual medal by finishing fourth in the 10m air pistol final with a score of 196.4.

Abhidnya Patil also made it to the eight-woman individual final but finished seventh. Manu had topped qualification with a score of 579 while Abhidnya was placed fourth with a score of 563. Neha was 12th with a score of 552.

The Indian women's Junior team consisting of Manu, Abhidnya Patil and Neha won the team silver in the 10m Air Pistol with a combined tally of 1694 points, going down to team who tallied 1704 to win gold.

now have 10 medals from the competition with three gold, five silvers and two bronze medals.

Earlier, the Indians dominated the qualifying stages with Arjun topping the standings with a score of 578 after 60 shots.

Anmol was second with 577 while Saurabh was placed third with a score of 576 and all three made it to the eight-man final.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 22:30 IST