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A hat-trick of Gold for Mehuli Ghosh at the Asian Airgun Championship in Korea

In the women's individual 10m air rifle event, Mehuli defeated South Korea's Eunyoung Cho 16-12 in the final for the gold medal.

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Payal Debnath
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A hat-trick of Gold for Mehuli Ghosh at the Asian Airgun Championship in Korea

India's Mehuli Ghosh stunned at the Asian Airgun Championship 2022. She made a hat trick by winning three back-to-back gold medals in this tournament in Daegu, Korea.

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In the women's individual 10m air rifle event, Mehuli defeated South Korea's Eunyoung Cho 16-12 in the final for the gold medal. Mehuli, a 2018 Youth Olympics silver medal winner, finished behind Cho in the ranking round with a score of 261.1 as the South Korean topped the table with 262.5. Meanwhile, former world number one and Tokyo Olympian Elavenil Valarivan put up a disappointing performance. She finished sixth in the ranking round.

Meanwhile, in the women's team final, the Indian team of Mehuli Ghosh, Elavenil Valarivan, and Meghana Sajjanar beat South Korea's Jihyeon Keum, Eunyoung Cho, and Eunseo Lee 16-10 to occupy the top podium. The junior women's air rifle team comprising Nancy, Ramita, and Tilottama Sen then added the icing on the cake when it crushed yet another South Korean team. The Indian trio won by 16-2 in the final. While, in the men's 10m air rifle team, the trio of Arjun Babuta, Kiran Ankush Jadhav, and Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil also clinched gold after defeating Kazakhstan's Ilya Fedin, Konstantin Malinovskiy, and Islam Usseinov 17-11.

On Saturday, Sheersh Kashyap, Parth Mane, and Abhinav Shaw had claimed the men's 10m air rifle team youth title. They won the match with a 16-8 victory over the hosts. The women's youth team of Gautami Bhanot, Hazel, and Yukthi Rajendra had also beaten a South Korean team. They bagged the gold medal by winning the match 16-6 to.

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In addition, Mehuli Ghosh again made a stunning performance in the mixed team event at the Asian Airgun Championship 2022. She achieved mixed team gold with Arjun Babuta after beating compatriots Kiran Ankush Jadhav and Elavenil Valarivan by 16-10 in the finals.

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