Mairaj Ahmad Khan-Rashmmi Rathore Pair Wins Gold, End India's Asian Championship Campaign On High

Updated: 13 August 2017 18:11 IST

India finished the championship with a total of eight medals. Ankur Mittal had earlier won a gold in the men's double trap and had also helped India bag the team gold in the event.

Mairaj Ahmad Khan-Rashmmi Rathore Pair Wins Gold, End India
Pair of Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmmi Rathore bagged a gold medal. © Facebook

India finished their campaign at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun on high as the pair of Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmmi Rathore bagged a gold medal in the skeet mixed team event on the concluding day at Astana on Sunday. The Indian duo eked out a narrow 28-27 win over the Chinese pair of Liu Jiangchi and Gao Jianmei in the gold-medal match. The host combination of Vladislav Mukhamediyev and Olga Panarina settled the bronze. In an event billed as test event, Mairaj and Rashmmi qualified for the semi-finals in fifth place out of 10 teams when they shot a combined score of 93. They scored the same as the silver winning Chinese pair, but came second (4-3) in a shoot-off.

In the semi-final match, the Indians prevailed over the bronze-winning Kazakhstan team 28-27.

India finished the championship with a total of eight medals. Ankur Mittal had earlier won a gold in the men's double trap and had also helped India bag the team gold in the event.

Kynan Chenai won a bronze in the men's trap and also partnered Shreyasi Singh to claim the trap mixed team bronze.

Maheshwari Chauhan also clinched a bronze in the women's skeet, along with a team silver in the event before the men's skeet team picked up another bronze.

The results will serve as good encouragement for the upcoming Shotgun World Championships in Moscow, beginning August 30.

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Highlights
  • India finished the championship with a total of eight medals
  • Indians prevailed over the bronze-winning Kazakhstan in the semis
  • Ankur Mittal won a gold in the men's double trap
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