India's Maheshwari Chauhan strikes bronze at Asian Shotgun C'ships

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Astana [Kazakhstan], Aug 12 (ANI): Shooter Maheshwari Chauhan clinched a bronze medal in the women's skeet event of the Asian Shotgun Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, last evening. The 21-year-old shot 40 in the finals to hand India its first women's skeet individual medal at a top international competition in Astana. On Friday, Maheshwari made it to the knockouts by topping the qualification round with a score of 6875. Earlier, Maheshwari also led the Indian team to the silver medal along with compatriots Rashmmi Rathore and Saniya Sheikh. The trio shot a total of 190, finishing five points behind Gold medalists China, who shot 195, and five points ahead of Kazakhstan. India's tally now stands at six medals, comprising of two gold, a silver and three bronze. (ANI)