Youth Olympics: Shooter Mehuli settles  for Silver in 10m Air Rifle
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Youth Olympics: Shooter Mehuli settles for Silver in 10m Air Rifle

Buenos Aires: The highly-talented Mehuli Ghosh came within striking distance of winning a historic gold before settling for a silver medal in the women’s 10m air-rifle shooting event of the Youth Olympic Games here Monday.

A 9.1 in the 24th and final shot, after an excellent sequence of high and mid 10s, cost her the gold medal as she eventually settled for the second position with a total of 248.0. India has never won a gold in these Games. The 18-year-old Indian finished behind Denmark’s Stephanie Grundsoee, who ended with a score of 248.7.

This was India’s second silver from the shooting ranges in two days with Shahu Mane coming second in the men’s air rifle event on Sunday.

October 9, 2018

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