Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar clinched his fourth international gold at the senior level by securing the men's 50m rifle 3 positions (3P) title in dominant fashion. His victory came as India concluded the 15th Asian Shooting Championship in Changwon, Korea, with an impressive total of 51 medals. India secured the second spot on the medals tally, just behind China.
Aishwary also contributed to the team's success by winning a silver medal in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event, alongside Akhil Sheoran and Swapnil Kusale. On the final day of the competition, India added four more medals to their tally, including gold in the Trap Mixed Team event, won by Prithviraj Tondaiman and Manisha Keer.
In the men's 3P competition, China's former junior world champion Du Linshu set a new world record during qualification by scoring a remarkable 597 points. Aishwary, also a former junior world champion, qualified in fifth place with a score of 591.
During the final, Aishwary consistently performed well, taking the lead after the 15 prone shots. Although he faced a challenge from Tian, he maintained his lead with five single shots in the final standing position. Despite a brief loss of the lead, Aishwary finished strong with scores of 10.8 and 10.7, securing the gold medal with a total score of 463.5.
China dominated the overall medal tally with 73 medals, including 32 golds, while India's outstanding performance earned them a total of 19 gold, 19 silver, and 13 bronze medals, securing the second position in the standings.(With Agency Inputs)