Asian Games 2023: Esha Singh, Palak Gulia, Divya clinch team silver in women’s 10m Air Pistol
Palak and Esha further went on to clinch gold and silver in the individual event.
Another day for Indian shooters in the Asian Games 2023 and another medal in their kitty from Hangzhou, China. The women’s team of Esha Singh, Palak, and Divya Thadigol Subbaraju won the silver medal in the women’s 10m Air Pistol team event.
Team India were off to a good start thanks to Palak’s twin scores of 97 in the first two rounds. Esha and Divya were iffy in the first round with similar scores of 95 but stood up to match Palak’s 97 in the second round. The third series was no different as scores dropped for all three shooters especially for Palak, who finished with a 96 and a 95 in the third and fourth series respectively.
But her teammates stood up when it mattered the most to score 99 each to put India back in the reckoning for a gold medal finish. As the competition progressed, it became difficult for the shooters to hold on the accuracy, but the 18-year-old Esha showed nerves of steel in final two rounds to finish with 579 points.
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Palak (577) and Divya (575) did enough to ensure India’s 15th medal in shooting. Later in the day, India’s medal tally in the sport increased to 17 as Esha and Palak won gold and silver respectively in the individual finals. The likes of Esha Singh’s success – won four medals in the current edition – at the Asian Games serve as a testament to both her potential and the bright future of Indian shooting on the world arena.
Her dependable performances are a source of national pride and a tribute to India’s rising shooting sport proficiency.