Shooter Mehuli Ghosh settles for silver in 10m air rifle

Shooter Mehuli Ghosh settles for silver in 10m air rifle

Mehuli Ghosh is an Indian sport shooter. She represents India at the international junior shooting championships across the world.  Mehuli settled for a silver medal in the women’s 10m air-rifle shooting event of the Youth Olympic Games.  A 9.1 in the 24th and final shot, after an excellent sequence of high and mid 10s, cost her the gold medal as she eventually settled for the second position with a total of 248.0.

The 18-year-old Indian finished behind Denmark’s Stephanie Grundsoee, who ended with a score of 248.7.  Mehuli had topped the qualifying with a score of 628.8 earlier and led the eight-woman finals field after 10 shots with a score of 104.3, 1.1 ahead of Stephanie. By the 12th shot, which is also the stage where the first of the eight finalists get eliminated, German Anna Janssen had come up to second.

Mehuli then shot a 10.7 for her 22nd and with the final two shots to go, ahead of the Dane by 0.8 as the Serbian Marija settled for bronze. Mehuli took a 0.6 point lead into the final shot but a 9.1, to the Dane’s 10.6, meant that she had to settle for silver.

Congratulations to Mehuli Ghosh, a well deserved medal.

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