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India ranks second in shooting in Deaflympics

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India completed its shooting assignment by finishing second with three gold and two bronze medals at the 24th Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

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Only Ukraine finished ahead of the 10-strong Indian contingent with six golds and 12 medals overall. It was a commendable performance by the Indian shooters in ensuring the country’s best ever performance in the Deaflympics.

India is currently ranked eighth in the medal tally with seven gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

This is the first time that an Indian shooting team has participated in the Deflympics at the initiative of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).

An excited NRAI general secretary K. Sultan Singh said, “I feel even more proud to have such a dedicated and high quality team of professionals at NRAI. Without their hard work and dedication this phenomenal performance would not have been possible in such a short span of time.

“Our coaches Anuja Jung and Preeti Sharma went to the extent of learning sign language to provide better coaching.

“My president Mr. Raninder Singh, the forever shooting promotion man, had also made it clear from day one that no stone should be left unturned in the squad’s preparations.”

He also thanked the Sports Authority of India and the Sports Ministry for supporting the shooters.

“Hon. Minister, Anurag Thakur, MYAS, was on hand himself to flag off the team, inspire confidence and provide much-deserved recognition to the deaf shooters.”

Dhanush Srikanth was the star of the shooting squad, winning two gold medals in the men’s 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle mixed team events respectively. Priya Deshmukh was his partner in the mixed event.

Abhinav Deshwal won India’s third gold medal in men’s 10m air pistol event, while Shaurya Saini in men’s air rifle and Vedika Sharma in women’s air pistol won individual bronze.

Just three months before the Games, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NRAI and All India Sports Council for the Deaf (AISCD), under which the national governing body of the sport would be actively involved from trials to selection . For coaching and training the team for the Deaflympics.

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