Asian Games 2018: India wins gold medal in shooting
Asian Games 2023: India has got the first gold medal in the Asian Games. The Indian men's 10m air rifle team won the gold medal with a world record score on the second day of the shooting competition. "A brilliant effort by our trio, Rudranshu Patil, Olympians Divyansh Panwar and Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar won India's first gold medal in the 10m air rifle men's team event. #TOPScheme of our shooters have given an unprecedented total score of 1893.7 to set a new Asian Games and world record in the team event. Exceptional precision and stability..."
🥇FIRST GOLD FOR TEAM 🇮🇳 at #AsianGames2022
Outstanding effort from our trio of @RudrankkshP@DivyanshSinghP7 and Aishwary Pratap Tomar on clinching Bharat's 1st GOLD at the Games in 10m Air Rifle Men's team event!
Our #TOPScheme shooters delivered a phenomenal total score of... pic.twitter.com/0uVr4e1aqt
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 25, 2023
The trio of world champion Rudranshu Patil, Olympians Divyansh Panwar and Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar improved on the previous world record of 1893.7 with a total score of 1893.3 in the qualification round. Rudraksh scored 632.5, Tomar 631.6 and Panwar 629.6. South Korea won the silver medal with a total score of 1890.1 while the bronze medal went to China with a score of 1888.2.
In fact, the previous world record for the total score was 1893.3 points, which was set by the Chinese team less than a month ago during the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Safath Korea won the silver medal with a total score of 1890.1 while the bronze medal went to China with a score of 1888.2. India's air rifle shooters put up a dominating performance. Nineteen-year-old Rudranshu scored 632.5, Tomar 631.6 and Divyansh 629.6. All three Indian shooters performed brilliantly, though Divyansh will be disappointed as he could not make it to the finals due to the Asian Games rule that only two shooters from one country can make it to the finals.
Rudraksh finished third and Tomar fifth in the qualification. Divyansh finished eighth and if it was the World Cup, World Championships or any other continental event, the three Indian shooters would have made it to the finals. The benefit of this rule went to Kazakhstan's Islam Satpayev, who made it to the final instead of Divyansh despite finishing ninth.