India opened its medal account at the Youth Olympic Games with shooter Tushar Mane bagging a silver in the men’s 10m air rifle on the opening day.
Tushar Mane bagging a silver in the men’s 10m air rifle. Mane, who qualified third for the final, shot 247.5 to win the silver while Grigorii Shamakov took the gold with 249.2. Aleksa Mitrovic of Serbia won the bronze with a score of 227.9.
It was a close fight among the three finishers till the end and Mane edged out Mitrovic for the silver medal by collecting 228.0 as against 227.9 of the Serbian shooter in the penultimate round. But, the final round was not the best one for the Indian as he shot 9.6 and 9.99 while the eventual gold winner had 10.4 and 10.7. Grigorii Shamakov took the gold with 249.2.
It was a good start for the four-member shooting squad, which is spearheaded by Manu Bhaker and Mehuli Ghosh.
Congratulations to the young achiever.