Indian shooter Mehuli Ghosh defeated South Korea’s Eunyoung Cho to clinch a gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle category at the ongoing Asian Airgun Championship being held in Daegu, South Korea.
Mehuli Ghosh, who won silver in the 2018 Youth Olympics, finished behind Cho in the ranking round with a score of 261.1. The South Korean was a table-topper with a score of 262.5, as per Olympics.com. However, the Indian shooter won the gold medal match 16-12.
The former world number 1 and Tokyo Olympian Elavenil Valarivan was disappointing as she finished in the sixth position in the ranking round. This championship features competitions for juniors, youth and seniors in air rifle and air pistol events. In the junior women’s 10 m air rifle event, Tilottama Sen and Nancy gave India a 1-2 finish.
Nancy (261.4) was the table-topper in the ranking round with Tilottama (260.4) coming in second to set up an all-Indian gold medal clash. In the medal match, Tilottama came out on top by 17-11 to win the gold while Nancy settled for silver.
Earlier, in the junior men’s 10m air rifle final at the Asian Airgun Championship 2022 in Daegu, South Korea, Tokyo Olympian Divyansh Singh Panwar took home the gold medal.