Asian Shotgun Championships: India's Ankur Mittal clinches gold individual, team double trap events

Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men's double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Saturday.

PTI August 05, 2017 19:31:44 IST
Asian Shotgun Championships: India's Ankur Mittal clinches gold individual, team double trap events

New Delhi: Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men's double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Mittal shot 71 in the six-man final to finish at the top of the podium.

With scores of Sangram Dahiya (43) and Mohammad Asab (34) added to Mittal's final total, India managed to bag the top prize in the team event too.

Asian Shotgun Championships Indias Ankur Mittal clinches gold individual team double trap events

File photo of Indian Shooter Ankur Mittal. Getty Images

In the individual event, Dahiya finished fourth, while Asab had to be contend with the fifth position.

Mittal, a World Cup gold medallist, shot 137 in the qualification and was behind topper Dahiya (140) as well as Asab (138).

Mittal had won a gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, earlier this year. Before that, he had bagged a silver in season's inaugural World Cup in New Delhi.

UAE's Khaled Alkaabi (70) won the silver in men's double trap event, while Saif Alshamsy (53) finished with the bronze.

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