Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sodhi wins shooting gold in Asian Games

Shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi won the individual gold in the double trap event and also helped the Indian team bag the bronze medal at the Asian Games here Sunday.

The gold from Sodhi was India’s first from shooting and the third in the Asian Games. Sodhi, a double world record holder, was the only Indian to qualify for the final.

The Indian trio of Sodhi (139), junior World Champion Asher Noria (134) and Vikran Bhatnagar (130) shot a total of 403 to win the team bronze.

The team gold went to Chinese trio of Pan Qiang (143), Mo Junjie (136) and Hu Binyuan (135) with a total score of 414. IOC Kuwait settled for the bronze medal with the trio of Fehaid Aldeehani (137), Hamad Alafasi (136) and Meshfi Almutairi (134) shooting a total of 407.