Shooter Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions

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India’s Sanjeev Rajput clinched a silver medal in the men’s 50 metre Rifle 3 Positions shooting event of the 18th Asian Games on Day Three.

Sanjeev scored 452.7 in the finals to hold the second place. The 37-year-old had earlier bagged bronze in the same category at the 2006 Doha Asian Games.

China’s Hui Zicheng secured the gold medal after scoring 453.3, while Japan’s Takayuki Matsumoto settled for bronze with a score of 441.4.

The 37-year old Rajput gave a good account of himself in the keeling and prone positions, although he struggled in the standing round which eventually stood in the way of him winning the gold.

Rajput rallied to recover from 7.8 in the third series of the kneeling position to finish in the top position with a score of 151.2.

In prone, Rajput consistently shot 10s and was ahead of the pack from start to finish. He had a total score of 307.1 after 30 shots.

In the standing position, Rajput led after the first series with a score of 355.6. But as Zicheng fought to catch up with him, Rajput lost his spark and ended second best.

 

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Source: Matchday Frolics
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