The Indian junior women missed the air rifle gold by one point losing it to China in the fifth Asian Air Gun championship in Nanchang, China, on Saturday. Shalini Chahar (395), Tejaswini Muley (395) and Apurvi Chandela (396) finished sixth to eighth in the individual event, but their combined consistency fetched the silver medal for the team.

In the youth women air pistol event, Apsara missed the bronze medal by 0.7 point. The Indian team also missed the bronze medal by two points to Thailand.

The men’s pistol shooters missed the team bronze on the count-back after having tied with Vietnam on 1731.

The results: Men: Air pistol: 1. Xuan Vinh Hoang (Vie) 686.3 (583); 2. Mai Jiajie (Chn) 683.2 (585); 3. Shi Xinglong (Chn) 680.4 (581); 7. Amanpreet Singh 677.9 (581); 10. Amit Kumar Pilaniya 578; 16. Gurpreet Singh 572.

Team: 1. China 1745; 2. Kazakhstan 1732; 3. Vietnam 1731; 4. India 1731.

Women: Youth: Air pistol: 1. Chen Jiaying (Chn) 478.2 (380); 2. Cao Lijia (Chn) 475.9 (377); 3. Manijeh Zareh (Iri) 473.8 (376); 4. Apsara 473.1 (375); 12. Nayani Bhardwaj 366; 18. Shreya Gawande 361.

Team: 1. China 1118; 2. Iran 1110; 3. Thailand 1104; 4. India 1102.

Juniors: Air rifle: 1. Yoo Seo Young (Kor) 501.7 (398); 2. Wang Shan (Chn) 500.5 (396); 3. Qiu Yehan (Chn) 500.2 (399); 6. Shalini Chahar 497.7 (395); 7. Tejaswini Muley 497.5 (395); 8. Apurvi Chandela 497.5 (396).

Team: 1. China 1187; 2. India 1186; 3. Iran 1182.

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