Manu Bhaker andSaurabh Chaudhary won the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Junior event with a juniorworld record score, on the concluding day of the 11th Asian AirgunChampionships in Kuwait City, Kuwait, getting the better of the Chinese pairingof Wang Xiaoyu and Hong Shuqi in the final on Friday.
India’sjunior shooting squad thus ended the championships with a tally of 11 medals,including four Gold.
YouthOlympic Games champions Manu and Saurabh finished with a score of 485.4 in thefinal, well ahead of the Chinese who managed 477.9. A second Chinese team wonBronze while India’s second pair in the finals, Abhidnya Patil and Anmol Jainfinished fourth.
Earlierin qualifying the pair of Manu and Saurabh were second among five qualifyingteams, with a combined score of 762 out of 800. They logged the same score asthe table topping Chinese pair of Wang and Hong, but lost out due to lesserinner 10s. Abhidnya and Anmol were third with a total score of 760.
Thiswas also Saurabh’s third Gold medal in two days having won the team andindividual 10m Air Pistol events on Thursday.