Asian Games: Indian men’s trap team strikes gold, silver for women

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Indian shooters continued to add to their medal tally on the final day of shooting action at the Asian Games, winning a gold in men’s trap and a silver in women’s trap in Hangzhou on Sunday.

The trio of Keenan Chennai, Jorvar Singh Sandhu and Prithviraj Tondiman lead on 361, with Kuwait (358) and China (353) ahead of the gold.

The team of Manisha Kir, Preeti Razak, and Rajeshwari Kumari scored 337 behind China’s 355 – a huge world record score.

India will also be represented in the last two shooting finals of the Asiad with Kainan Chennai and Jorvar Singh Sandhu reaching the six-shooter men’s final. Keenan tied with 122 and Zora with 120. A shoot-off was held to determine the final ranking.

Manisha Kir knocked out the women’s final with a tie score of 114, also involving a shoot-off and having three Chinese shooters (rules state that only two shooters per country can qualify.)

The women’s trap final will be held today at 12.30pm and the men’s at 1.30pm.

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The trap shooting competition is held over two days with 125 shots, divided into five rounds of 25 targets each. Team medals are determined by the cumulative score of three shooters from a country.

On Saturday, Keenan missed two of his 75 targets to finish the day in second place in the 41-man field, and Zoravar finished sixth with 72 among the men. Among the women, Preeti Razak tied for sixth with a 69, Keer was tied for 12th with a 66 and Rajeswari tied for 19th with a 65 in three 25-shot rounds.

The men finished second in the team competition and the women were fighting for bronze. On Sunday, they took it a step further to finish with gold and silver.

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