India earns its third gold medal and second bronze medal on day-3 of the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21.
Indian shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma bagged the gold and bronze medal in the Men’s 10 metre Air Pistol final. Saurabh clinched the gold after a score of 240.7 while Abhishek stood third scoring 219.3.
India’s latest medal tally –
Gold – 3
Silver – 2
Bronze – 2
With seven medals over all, India now stands at No 7 in the medal tally.
Earlier, wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat won gold for India. While Punia won India’s first gold by defeating Japan with the score of 11-8 in men’s freestyle 65-kg category, Phogat on the other side became the first woman wrestler to win gold in Asian games after she defeated Japan with the score of 6-2.
Deepak Kumar won the silver medal in 10m air rifle event. He shot 247.7, and skipped the Gold just by record of 249.1, which was hit by China’s Haoran Yang, who won the top prize.
Lakshay Sheoran gave India its fourth medal after he won the silver medal in Men’s trap shooting finals.