Shardul Vihan, 15, became the youngest Indian shooter to win a medal at the Asian Games after he finished second in the men’s double trap here, extending the sensational run of teenaged marksmen from the country.
The Meerut-based Vihan shot 73 in the final after topping the qualification earlier in the day. The gold went to 34-year-old South Korean Hyunwoo Shin and bronze to 42-year-old from Qatar, Hamad Ali Al Marri.
India’s 15-year-old shooter Shardul Vihan bagged a silver in men’s Double Trap on the fifth day of the ongoing Asian Games.
Ankita Raina had to settle for a bronze after she lost on the women’s singles tennis event while it was heartbreak for India in the men’s kabaddi event.
The defending in champions India suffered a crushing 18-27 defeat to Iran in the semi-finals to settle for a bronze medal. The result ended India’s reign of domination which dates back to the 1990 Asian Games.
India now have four gold and silver each and ten bronze medals in the 18th Asian Games so far.
For the first time in its history, India ended with a bronze medal in its indigenous kabadi sport, in which a gold is taken for granted every four years at the Asiad.
Considered another Asian powerhouse, Iran had finished runner-up in the last two Asian Games and will square off for gold as firm favourites against Korea.