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Mehuli Ghosh hits the bull’s eye again

On the mark: It was the second successive gold in women’s air rifle for Mehuli Ghosh.

On the mark: It was the second successive gold in women’s air rifle for Mehuli Ghosh.   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

Mehuli Ghosh fought back from the brink of elimination in qualification to strike her second successive gold in women’s air rifle in the InterShoot international shooting competition at the Hague.

After the high of shooting 633.0 in the first match, the 18-year-old Mehuli had to grapple with an equipment malfunction that resulted in a poor shot, to fight her way with the last score of 621.8 in the eight-member final.

Mehuli had a series of 104.0, 99.5, 106.2, 104.5, 105.0 and 102.6. However, in the final, she was her normal self shooting 248.7 to win the gold 0.7 point ahead of Gao Mingwei of China, who had shot 631.0 in qualification.

Dharmendra Singh won the men’s air pistol gold, while Jitu Rai took the bronze.

Sandeep Singh won the men’s air rifle, ahead of two Chinese.

Akshat Seth won the gold in junior air rifle, after qualifying with a modest 613.8.

Heena Sidhu won the women’s air pistol silver behind Afaf Elhodhod of Egypt.

The results: Men: Air pistol: 1. Dharmendra Singh 246.4 (583); 2. Julio Almeida (Bra) 243.9 (579) 3. Jitu Rai 223.1 (579); 6. Shahzar Rizvi 159.9 (580); 7. Om Prakash Mitharval 139.7 (577).

Junior men: 1. Bastian Strack (Ger) 237.4 (572); 2. James Miller (Wal) 235.9 (573); 3. Jan-Hendrik waldvogt (Ger) 215.6 (571); 6. Deepak Dhariwal 155.7 (570); 7. Milan Chaudhary 130.2 (556).

Air rifle: 1. Sandeep Singh 251.5 (628.6); 2. Yu Haonan (Chn) 249.9 (624.5); 3. Liu Yuqi (Chn) 228.6 (626.8); 4. Deepak Kumar 207.0 (628.4); 5. Vishwajeet Singh Jhala 185.8 (623.8); 8. Rahul Lal Chauhan 120.8 (622.8); 9. Pankaj Kumar 617.6.

Junior men: 1. Akshat Seth 247.8 (613.8); 2. Jon-Hermann Hegg (Nor) 247.1 (621.6); 3. Aleksander Teisrud (Nor) 225.0 (621.9).

Women: Air pistol: 1. Afaf Elhodhod (Egy) 239.3 (571); 2. Heena Sidhu 238.6 (570); 3. Zhang Mengxue (Chn) 218.0 (584); 6. P. Shri Nivetha 155.2 (575).

Junior women: 1. Karen Quezada (Mex) 236.3 (559); 2. Harriet Watson (Eng) 224.9 (534); 3. Hannah Beishaw (GBR) 204.4 (532); 5. Mufaddal Deesawala 163.9 (549).

Air rifle: 1. Mehuli Ghosh 248.7 (621.8); 2. Gao Minggwei (Chn) 248.0 (631.0); 3. Vinita Bhardwaj 227.5 (630.0); 7. Ayonika Paul 143.6 (625.9).

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