Ankur Mittal Wins Fourth Gold for India in Asian Shooting

Ankur Mittal won the Men's Double Trap event at Asian Shotgun Shooting in UAE.

Updated: November 06, 2014 20:32 IST
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The Indian squad participating in the 4th Asian Shotgun Championship in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) collected their fourth gold medal on Thursday when Ankur Mittal won the men's double trap event. The 22-year-old shot 141 in the qualification round and shot 2828 in the semifinal and gold medal match, respectively, to come away with top honours.

Mittal's teammate Mohammed Asab also reached the finals after scoring 139 in the qualification round and won the Bronze Medal shooting 27 in the semifinal stage and 28 to win the Bronze medal match.

Ankur has come up the junior ranks. He finished a creditable 16th in a top field at the world championships in Granada earlier this year. This is his best in international competition so far.

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