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The Rhythm-Vijayveer combine won the mixed air pistol gold

Rhythm and Vijayveer acknowledge their success. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangements

Rhythm Sangwan and Vijayveer Sidhu won the mixed air pistol gold, defeating Kazakhstan’s Irina Yunusmetova and Valeriy Rakhimzhan 17-3, at the 15th Asian Airgun championship that concluded in Daegu, Korea, on Friday.

With Manu Bhaker and Samrat Rana winning the junior mixed air pistol gold, with joint wins over Uzbekistan’s Nigina Saidkulova and Mukhammad Kamalov, India’s dominance of the competition was complete.

India won 25 out of 28 gold medals, losing only the women’s air pistol team, youth women’s air pistol and men’s air rifle gold medals to host Korea.

India skipped the last championship in Shymkent (Kazakhstan) and when it competed for the last time in 2019 in Chinese Taipei, India won 14 out of 18 gold medals.

The results: Air pistol: Mixed team: 1. India-2 (Rhythm Sangwan, Vijayveer Sidhu) 17 (579), 2. Kazakhstan 3 (577), 3. Korea 16 (573), 4. India (Shiva Narwal, Yuvika Tomar).

Junior mixed team: 1. India (Manu Bhaker, Samrat Rana) 17 (578), 2. Uzbekistan 3 (579), 3. Korea (Yang Jiin, Lee Seungjun) 16 (566), 4. India-2 (Sagar Dangi, Esha Singh) 14 (576).

Chandan Kumar

Author & Content Researcher for Entertainment & World Desk, reports on world cinema, web series and lifestyle. Like to explore trends in the film industry and build conversations about them. Also focused on discovering regional cinema and good storytelling above all! Official E-mail :- chandan.kumar06@brnews.co.in

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