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Asian Games : Lakshya Sheoran bags silver in shooting

Asian Games : Lakshya Sheoran bags silver in shooting

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Aug 2018, 11:06 am

Jakarta, Aug 20 (IBNS) : India teenage shooter Lakshay Sheoran  won silver in men's trap event at the 2018 Asian Games on Monday, giving the country its fourth medal.

The 19-year-old lad shot a total of 39 in final to finish second on podium at the JSC - Shooting Range.

The other Indian in the event, Manavjit Singh Sandhu finished fourth in the final. He shot a total of 26 in final.

Taipei's Kunpi Yang won the gold medal while equalling the Games record with 48, while Korea's Daemyeong Ahn bagged bronze after scoring 30 at the JSC Shooting Range.

Congratulating Sheoran, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the teenager has brought smiles for every Indian.

"Young Lakshya Sheoran has brought smiles on the faces of every Indian! I congratulate him on winning the Silver medal in the Men’s Trap Shooting event at the @asiangames2018. These are his first Asian Games and he is already showing such great potential. Best wishes to him," Modi tweeted.