India finish second in shooting at Deaflympics | More sports News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: India wrapped up their shooting task on the twenty fourth Deaflympics in Caxais do Sul, Brazil, by ending in second place with three gold and two bronze medals.
Solely Ukraine completed forward of the 10-strong Indian contingent, with six gold and an total tally of 12 medals. It was a commendable efficiency by the Indian shooters in guaranteeing the nation’s best-ever efficiency at Deaflympics.
India presently ranks eighth on the medals desk with seven gold, one silver and 4 bronze medals.
That is the primary time an Indian capturing workforce has participated on the Deaflympics on the initiative of the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation of India (NRAI).
An elated NRAI secretary normal Ok. Sultan Singh mentioned, “It makes me even prouder to have such a devoted and high-quality workforce of pros at NRAI. With out their arduous work and dedication this phenomenal efficiency wouldn’t have been potential in such a short while.
“Our coaches Anuja Jung and Priti Sharma even went to the extent of studying signal language to raised impart teaching.
“My President Mr. Raninder Singh, eternally the capturing promotion man, additionally made it very clear from day one which there ought to be left no stone unturned within the preparations of the squad.”
He additionally thanked the Sports activities Authority of India and the Sports activities Ministry for supporting the shooters.
“The Hon. Minister, Anurag Thakur, MYAS, was himself at hand to flag-off the workforce, inspiring confidence and offering a lot deserving recognition to the deaf shooters.”
Dhanush Srikanth was the star of the capturing squad, bagging two gold medals within the males’s 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle combined workforce competitions respectively. Priyesha Deshmukh was his companion within the combined occasion.
Abhinav Deshwal received India’s third gold medal within the males’s 10m air pistol occasion whereas Shourya Saini within the males’s air rifle and Vedika Sharma within the ladies’s air pistol received particular person bronze medals.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the NRAI and the All India Sports activities Council for the Deaf (AISCD), simply three months forward of the Video games, whereby the nationwide governing physique of the game can be concerned actively from the trials to choice to teaching and coaching of the workforce for the Deaflympics.


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