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Ruchita Vinerkar settles for bronze at Asian shooting meet

India's Ruchita Vinerkar claimed bronze in the women's 10m Air Pistol, the last event of the 9th Asian Championship 10m (Rifle/Pistol) which concluded here on Thursday.
●    Ruchita shot 175.5 points in the eight-woman final, while China's Mengshue Xang won gold with a score of 198.8. Xang's compatriot Yuemei Lin took the silver after shooting 194.3.
●    India thereby concluded a successful campaign, finishing second overall with a haul of 15 medals comprising six gold, five silver and four bronze.
●    China finished on top of the standings with a total of 32 medals -- 14 gold, 10 silver and eight bronze medals. 
●    Hosts Iran and Japan followed the top two in the final standings.
●    The highlight of India's performance was Shahzar Rizvi's gold in the men's 10m Air Pistol event. 
●    Indians took the top two spots in the event with the seasoned Jitu Rai taking the silver.
●    Shahzar shot a phenomenal 199.9 in the final to Jitu's 197.5 to cap off a brilliant performance which also saw him partner Jitu and Om Prakash Mitharval for the team gold in the event.


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