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Shooter Tushar Mane bags silver to open India's medal account in Youth Olympics

Press Trust of India  |  Buenos Aires 

opened its medal account in the Youth with shooter bagging a silver in the men's 10m air rifle on the opening day of competitions here on Sunday.

Mane, who qualified third for the final, shot 247.5 to win the silver while Grigorii Shamakov took the gold with 249.2. of won the bronze with a score of 227.9.

It was close fight among the three podium finishers till the end and Mane edged out Mitrovic for the silver medal by collecting 228.0 as against 227.9 of the Serbian shooter in the penultimate round.

But, the final round was not the best one for the Indian as he shot 9.6 and 9.99 while the eventual gold winner had 10.4 and 10.7.

In the qualification round held earlier in the day, Mane had shot 623.7 to finish third and qualify for the final.

is being represented by 46 athletes in 13 in the prestigious event. This is India's largest ever contingent at the Youth

won two medals -- a silver and a bronze -- in the last Youth in 2014 in in

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 20:45 IST