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Asian Games 2023: Indian shooters excel with gold in 25m pistol and silver in 50m rifle 3P team events

At the ongoing Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, India secured both gold and silver medals in the shooting team events

Written by  Annesha Barua -- September 27th 2023 09:30 AM -- Updated: September 27th 2023 09:57 AM
Asian Games 2023: Indian shooters excel with gold in 25m pistol and silver in 50m rifle 3P team events

Asian Games 2023: Indian shooters excel with gold in 25m pistol and silver in 50m rifle 3P team events

Asian Games 2023: India's sharpshooting prowess shone once again as the trio of Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh, and Rhythm Sangwan clinched a gold medal in the women's 25m pistol team event at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Wednesday.

With a total of 1759 points, India outperformed the competition and secured the gold medal. China followed with 1756 points, earning the silver, while South Korea claimed the bronze with a total score of 1742 points.

Manu Bhaker led the charge for the Indian team with an exceptional rapid series. In the women's 25m pistol event qualification, Manu Bhaker secured the top spot with an impressive score of 590. Esha Singh finished 5th with 586 points, and Rhythm Sangwan came 7th with 583 points. Their combined score gave India a winning margin of 3 points over China.

This victory marks India's seventh shooting medal and fourth gold medal overall in the ongoing Asian Games. Previously, the team of Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rudrankksh Patil, and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar had secured a world-record-breaking gold in the men's 10-meter air rifle team event. In the women's 10-meter air rifle team event, the trio of Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal, and Ashi Chouksey had earned a silver medal.

Ramita Jindal also claimed a bronze medal in the women's 10-meter air rifle individual event, while Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar won a bronze in the men's 10-meter air rifle individual event. The men's 25m rapid-fire pistol team, consisting of Adarsh Singh, Vijayveer Sidhu, and Anish Bhanwala, also secured a bronze medal.

India's medal tally at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou now stands at 16, including four golds, five silvers, and seven bronzes. The shooting events at the Asian Games will continue until October 1, with 33 medal events scheduled across rifle, pistol, and shotgun categories at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre.

The Indian shooting contingent comprises 33 members, including Olympian Manu Bhaker and former world champion Rudrankksh Patil.

Asian Games 2023: Indian Shooting Squad


  • 10m air rifle: Rudrankksh Patil, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Divyansh Singh Panwar
  • 50m rifle 3 positions: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale, Akhil Sheoran
  • 10m air pistol: Arjun Singh Cheema, Shiva Narwal, Sarabjot Singh
  • 25m rapid-fire pistol: Anish, Vijayveer Sidhu, Adarsh Singh
  • Skeet: Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Gurjoat Singh Khangura, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa
  • Trap: Kynan Chenai, Prithviraj Toindaman, Zoravar Singh Sandhu


  • 10m air rifle: Ashi Chouksey, Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita
  • 50m rifle 3 positions: Sift Kaur Samra, Manini Kaushik, Ashi Chouksey
  • 10m air pistol: Divya TS, Palak, Esha Singh
  • 25m sports pistol: Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan, Esha Singh
  • Skeet: Parinaaz Dhaliwal, Ganemat Sekhon, Darshna Rathore
  • Women’s trap: Rajeshwari Kumari, Manisha Keer, Preeti Rajak

Mixed Team

  • Air rifle: Divyansh Singh Panwar, Ramita, Mehuli Ghosh, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
  • Air pistol: Sarabjot Singh, Divya TS, Esha Singh, Shiva Narwal
  • Skeet: Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Parinaaz Dhaliwal, Ganemat Sekhon, Gurjoat Singh Khangura. 

- With inputs from agencies


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