India gets its second silver of the day LakshaySheoran 19-year-old. Lakshay Sheoran wins SILVER MEDAL IN SHOOTING SILVER in trap shooting to give India its fourth medal at the
LakshaySheoran wins SILVER in trap shooting to give India its fourth medal at the #AsianGames2018.
Young Indian shooter Lakshay claimed the silver medal in the men’s trap event of the Asian Games, in Palembang, on Monday.
The 19-year-old Lakshay shot 39 out of 45 to finish second on the podium. Taipei’s Kunpi Yang won the gold medal while equalling the Games record with 48, while Korea’s Daemyeong Ahn bagged bronze after scoring 30 at the JSC Shooting Range.
Manavjit Singh Sandhu, who topped the qualification, finished fourth in the final with 26 after 30 shots, having stayed on course for a while.
This is the Indian shooting contingent’s third medal at the ongoing Games.
Deepak, who was not in the race for a medal until the 18th shot when he produced a perfect 10.9, earned his maiden Asian Games medal with 247.7, pushing Taipei’s Lu Shaochuan to third with 226.8 in the 24-shot final.
Ravi Kumar, who had won a mixed team bronze alongside Apurvi Chandela yesterday, was unlucky to miss out on a medal. He was eliminated after the 20th shot, scoring 205.2.
For the Delhi-based Deepak, it was his first major individual medal, after having won a World Cup in mixed team event alongside Mehuli Ghosh in Guadalajara earlier this year.
Deepak broke into the Indian team only last year, having picked up shooting back in 2004. However, Deepak sees this medal only as the beginning.
“Everyone keeps thinking about what they will get. I believe in spreading whatever I have learnt from my days in Gurukul. You eventually get your due. There is not point feeling sad about anything. Life is short,” said the spiritual shooter.
Deepak’s parents sent him to Gurukul Academeny in Dehradun for his schooling. He is a Sanskrit expert and tries to spread all values he has learnt at Gurukul.
“I am what I am because of Gurukul. It has taught me the true values of life. My parents sent me away from Delhi because they did not want me to study in a city environment,” he added.