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South Korea hold off China, India to maintain top spot – India’s Kusale shoots way to gold

Winners display their flowers and medals.
Winners display their flowers and medals.

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: South Korea continued to retain first place in the medals’ table despite facing strong competition from other East Asian countries particularly China and India on the eighth day of the 13th Asian Shooting Championship which is currently being held inside Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex in Kuwait.

In the individual 25 meters rapid fire pistol competition, the Chinese shooter Lee Yu Hong, who was the world shooting champion in 2010 and 2013, won the gold medal.

In the team 25 meters rapid fire pistol competition, the team from China won first place followed by teams from South Korea and India respectively.

In the junior 25-meter rapid fire pistol competition, the South Korean shooter Park Jung Wu won the gold medal, while Jang Ji Woon from North Korea won the silver and Yun Jean Wun from South Korea won the bronze.

In the team challenge of same category, the South Korean team won the gold, the Indian team won the silver while the team from Thailand won the bronze.

The Indian shooter Swapnil Kusale shot his way to win the gold medal in the junior 50 meters rifle three positions event, while the Chinese shooter Wang Si won the silver and the Iranian shooter Mohammed Kareemi won the bronze.

In the team challenge for junior 50 meters rifle three positions, the Chinese team won the gold medal, Indian team won the silver and South Korean team won the bronze.

At the end of the day, South Korea managed to hold onto their spot on top of the medal’s table with a total of 17 gold, 16 silver and 16 bronze medals. China are second in the list with 17 gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze medals and India are in third position with 15 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze medals.

Iran are in fourth place with 5 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals, followed by Kuwait with 4 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals, Thailand with 3 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze medals, Kazakhstan with 3 gold and 3 bronze medals, Lebanon with 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals, Taiwan with 1 gold and 1 silver medals, Tajikistan with one gold medal, Mongolia with 5 silver and 3 bronze medals, Qatar with one silver and 3 bronze medals, Malaysia and UAE with one silver and one bronze medals each, Singapore, North Korea and Philippines with one silver medal each, and Vietnam with two bronze medals.

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