Jitu Rai won silver in 13th Asian Shooting Championship

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Who: India’s ace shooter Jitu Rai
Where: Kuwait
What: Won silver medal in 13th Asian Shooting Championship
When: 4 November 2015

Ace shooter Jitu Rai on 4 November 2015 won India’s first senior medal at the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait City. He bagged the silver in the finals of the men’s 50 metre pistol event.

Korea’s Park Daehun, who won the gold medal of the event, shot finals world and Asian record score of 199.2, while Jitu finished with a finals score of 189.5.

In the process, Jitu defeated his long-time rivals Jin Jongoh of Korea and Vladimir Issachenko of Kazakhstan.

Apart from this, India also won four silver and two bronze medals in the junior events of the championships. In the women’s 25 metre pistol event, Heena Sidhu, Gauri Sheoran and Annu Raj Singh could not qualify for the finals.

Results of some other shooting events

10m air rifle junior men’s event Junior Women’s 50m Rifle Prone Event
Gold: Xuechao Qian of China
Silver: Akhil Sheoran of India
Bronze: Prashant of India
Team silver: Akhil, Prashant  and Pratik Borse of India
Team bronze: Satyajeet Kandhol, Gajendra Rai and Babu Mithiliesh of India
Gold: Fatemeh Karamzadeh of Iran
Silver: N Gayathri of India
Bronze: Najmeh Khidmati of Iran
Team Silver: Gayathri, Srinithi Venkatesh and Sonika