Asian Games 2018: Deepak Kumar bags silver in 10m air rifle

WION Web Team
Jakarta, Indonesia Published: Aug 20, 2018, 10:14 AM(IST)

File photo of Deepak Kumar. Photograph:( ANI )

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The Indian shooter delivered the silver medal for India as China's Yang Haoram took the gold medal.

Deepak Kumar bagged India's third medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta in the 10 meters rifle event today.

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The Indian shooter delivered the silver medal for India as China's Yang Haoram took the gold medal.

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On Sunday, wrestler Bajrang Punia had defeated Takatani Daichi of Japan in the Men's 65 kg freestyle division to clinch India's first gold in the tournament. He beat Takatani 10-8 in the final bout.

However, star wrestler Sushil Kumar crashed out in the opening round after suffering a defeat in the men's 74 kg category wrestling competition.

Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar had opened India's medal account after clinching the bronze medal in the Jakarta Asian Games.

Apurvi, Ravi finished third in the rifle mixed team shooting event and won bronze medal with a score of 429.9. Yingshin Lin and Shaochuan Lu Chinese of Taipei claimed gold with 494.1 with a Games record while strong Chinese pairing of Ruozhu Zhao and Haoran Yang bagged silver with 492.5. 

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