Astana, August 14: India finished with a total of eight medals including three golds, one silver and four bronze medals at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun in Astana, Kazakhstan. Notably, on the concluding day of the championship, India bagged a gold medal in the skeet mixed team event.
The Indian duo of Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmmi Rathore eked out a narrow 28-27 win over the Chinese pair of Liu Jiangchi and Gao Jianmei and bagged a gold medal in the skeet mixed team event. The host combination of Vladislav Mukhamediyev and Olga Panarina settled for the bronze.
Earlier, 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.
While Maheshwari Chauhan created history after clinching 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 trio shot a total of 190, finishing behind Gold medalists China, who shot 195. Hosts Kazakhstan won the bronze shooting 185. Interestingly, the results will boost the confidence and serve as good encouragement for the upcoming Shotgun World Championships in Moscow, beginning August 30.