Indian shooting pair of Ramita, Ashi Chouksey and Mehuli Ghosh have qualified for the final of the women's 10m air rifle. Ramita qualified second with a stunning final set for a total of 631.9 (avg 10.532) whereas Mehuli Ghosh qualified in sixth, with a total of 630.8 (avg 10.513) (Schedule & Streaming | Full Coverage | Sports News)
This means India have landed yet another medal - a silver - in the Women's Team 10m Air Rifle event. The Indian pair landed a total 1886, China won gold with 1896.6 whereas Mongolia take bronze with 1880.0
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Our incredible trio and #TOPSchemeAthletes@Ramita11789732@GhoshMehuli and Ashi Chouksey in the 10m Air Rifle Women's team event secured a stellar 2️⃣ place with a score of 1886.0 🇮🇳🌟
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Experienced Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal and Ashi Chouksey's combined score of 1,886.0 earned them the second spot behind hosts China, who smashed the Asian record with an amazing 1896.6 points.
India could be in line for a women's 10m air rifle individual medal as well, as Mehuli and Ramita also reached the eight-shooter final, which will be held later in the day.
In the qualification round, Ramita, just 19 years of age, finished second scoring 631.9 while Mehuli was fourth with a score of 630.8 points.
All three Chinese Chinese shooters -- Han Jiayu, Huang Yuting and Wang Zhilin -- entered the final, while South Korea's Lee Eunseo, Mongolia's Ganhuyag Nandinzaya and Chinese Taipei's Chen Chi were the other three shooter to make the eight-team final.
The team medals in shooting are decided on the combined scores of a country's shooters in the qualification round.