Indian Pistol Shooters Clinch Gold in Men’s 10m Team Event at Asian Games; Fifth Shooting Gold Overall
India’s Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema, and Shiva Narwal secured a gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol Team event at the Asian Games, marking India’s fifth gold in shooting at the competition.
Indian Pistol Shooters Strike Gold in Men’s 10m Team Event at Asian Games
In a remarkable display of precision and teamwork, the Indian trio of Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema, and Shiva Narwal clinched a gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol Team event at the Asian Games, further enhancing India’s medal tally at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre.
Building on their outstanding performance from the previous day, where Indian shooters amassed an impressive seven medals, including two golds, the pistol shooters continued to shine, securing India’s fourth gold in the shooting discipline at the Asian Games.
Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema, and Shiva Narwal achieved a remarkable combined score of 1734, with a staggering 50 hits landing within the inner 10-circle, securing the coveted gold medal. They outperformed their Chinese counterparts, who scored 1733 with 62 hits in the 10-circle, and the Vietnamese team, which scored 1730 with 59 hits.
The Indian team’s performance demonstrated their consistency and precision, as they posted scores of 284 in the first series and continued to excel with scores of 287, 291, 294, 290, and 288 in the subsequent five series.
This victory marked India’s sixth gold medal overall at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
In the team competition, Sarabjot Singh delivered the highest score for the Indian squad, achieving 580, while Arjun Singh recorded 578, and Shiva Narwal contributed 576 to the team’s remarkable performance.
However, in the Individual section, Sarabjot and Arjun Singh Cheema were unable to replicate their team success, finishing in the fourth and eighth positions, respectively.
Sarabjot had a chance to secure a medal in the Individual event as well, but a disappointing 8.8 on his 19th shot dashed his hopes, leading to his elimination with a score of 219.9.
Expressing his feelings after the final, Sarabjot mentioned, “I am delighted to secure the gold in the team competition, but I am disappointed to miss out on an individual medal. I had opportunities, but a couple of mistakes cost me a podium finish.”
Sarabjot now sets his sights on the Asian championship with the hope of securing a quota place for the Paris Olympics, aiming to represent India on the grand stage of international sports.