The Indian trio of Sarabjot Singh, Shiva Narwal, and Arjun Singh Cheema won gold in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol Team event by securing a total score of 1734. Their remarkable performance allowed them to clinch the team gold, narrowly edging out China by just one point.
Vietnam put up a strong showing and claimed the bronze medal with a total score of 1730. Sarabjot, who earned 580 points, secured the fifth position, while Arjun, with 578 points, claimed the eighth spot during the individual qualification event. Both of them are set to compete in the men’s 10m air pistol final scheduled for later today.
🥇🇮🇳 GOLD! Congratulations to Arjun Singh Cheema, Sarabjot Singh, Shiva Narwal on securing the Gold medal in the Men's 10m Air Pistol Team event.
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This was the third team gold at the shooting ranges here after the 10m air rifle top-podium finish and women’s 25-metre pistol gold.
Sarabjot, the 22-year-old, who won his first individual senior gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in Bhopal earlier this year, will be gunning for more success in the individual section as he is placed fifth among the eight finalists after the qualification round.
Sarabjot, whose success story started in 2021 when he won the junior air pistol team and mixed team gold at the ISSF World Championships at Lima, Peru in 2021, has been performing consistently ever since, bagging the mixed team gold at the recently-concluded World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. He shot series of 95, 95, 97, 98, 97 and 98 to aggregate 580.
Team-mate Arjun Cheema shot series of 97, 96, 97, 97, 96 and 95 for his 578 to also make it to the finals, placed eighth.
This marks India’s 24th medal in the current edition of the Asian Games and their fourth gold medal in the sport of shooting.