Asian Games: Sensational Yang Haoran Shows his Class

Updated: 23 September 2014 12:48 IST

Yang, the 18-year-old world champion, confirmed his status as a shooting sensation by winning the showpiece event with 209.6 points after leading China to the team gold.

Asian Games: Sensational Yang Haoran Shows his Class
Chinese teenage shooter Yang during Asian Games. © AFP

Incheon, South Korea:

Teenager Yang Haoran led China's sweep of the men's 10m air rifle event at the Asian Games on Tuesday as India's Abhinav Bindra ended his full-time shooting career with two bronze medals.  (Asian Games Day 4 Live Blog | Tally | Schedule)

Yang, the 18-year-old world champion, confirmed his status as a shooting sensation by winning the showpiece event with 209.6 points after leading China to the team gold. (Saurav Ghosal settles for Squash gold)

Team-mate Cao Yifei picked up the silver with 208.9, conceding the lead to Yang in the last two shots of a well-contested eight-man final. (Korean Judoka wins despite dislocated shoulder)

Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist in any sport, finished with 187.1 points in his final competition as a professional shooter.

Yang, Cao and Liu Tianyou narrowly missed creating a new world record in the team event by 0.1 points as they left the rest of the field behind with a dominant show.

The Chinese trio, who hold the record of 1886.5 points set at the world championships in Spain this month where Yang was individual champion, finished with a combined tally of 1886.4.

South Korea finished second with 1867.6 points through Kim Sang-do, Kim Hyeonjun and Han Jin-Seop.

Bindra led team-mates Ravi Kumar and Sanjeev Rajput to a bronze medal for India with 1863.0 points.

The 31-year-old won the event at the 2008 Beijing Games to give India its first -- and so far only -- individual gold medal following eight field hockey titles.

Topics : Shooting Asian Games 2014
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