Proud moment for India: India win 25 medals in airgun shooting in Japan

Why do we fail to appreciate the Indian athletes who do not play cricket? We take time to praise cricketers but don’t bat an eye to the ones who win medals for the nation! Why is it so? Let’s learnt to give due credits to the players who give their heart out playing for India.

How many of us know that India finished the Asian Airgun Championships on a high with 25 medals? Thanks to our athletes for putting on a show and prove that have got everything in them to make the country proud. It’s no doubt that India’s sporting future is in safe hands.

For athletes, setting the records on a global stage means everything to them. The ever-so-talented shooters stamped their authority by clinching a half a dozen gold medals on the final day of the Asian Airgun Championships to bag 25 medals in Taoyuan, Taipei as the country finished with 16 gold, five silver and four bronze.

On the last day, Yash Vardhan and Shreya Agrawal bagged three gold medals apiece. Yash topped the charts in 10m Air Rifle men’s junior event and then clinched the gold medal in Team competition with his partners Keval Prajapati and Aishwarya Tomar.

Yash essayed a flamboyant 249.5 points, while Keval and Aishwarya shot 247.3 and 226.1 for silver and bronze medal respectively. Previously, Vardhan and Shreya linked up together to win the Mixed Team Rifle junior event. Shreya bagged the gold in the 10m Air Rifle women’s junior event and also won the gold when teamed up with Mehuli Ghosh and Kavi Chakkaravarthy.

Shreya got the best out of herself as her gold-winning 24-shots finished on 252.5, while Mehuli won bronze with 228.3 followed by Kavi who came fourth in the competition.


Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.