Indian shooters and compound archers ruled the roost, bagging six medals including four gold at the World University Games in Chengdu, China on Monday. Shooters Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Arjun Babuta joined forces to outclass local favourites China to win the 10m air rifle men’s team gold.
The Indian trio, with a combined score of 1894.7, beat China’s Li Xinmiao, Song Buhan and Zhu Xiaozhong (1881.9) to clinch the yellow metal while Kazakhstan finished third. Aishwary and Divyansh then made it a one-two finish in the 10m air rifle men’s individual event.
Compound archers also contributed to India’s tally, adding two golds and a bronze medal.
Avneet Kaur pipped USA’s Alyssa Grace Sturgill in a thrilling shoot off to clinch the compound women’s individual gold. After the scores were tied at 144144, the gold medal match entered a shoot off. Sturgill was first to go, shooting a disappointing 8 while Avneet kept her calm to land a 10. Sangampreet Bisla and Aman Saini clinched the gold and bronze medals in the men’s individual event.