At the ongoing 7th Asian Championship Shotgun, currently underway in Astana, Kazakhstan, Kynan Chenai won his second Bronze in as many days, this time in partnership with Shreyasi Singh in the Mixed Team Trap event. The Indian duo beat Lebanon 40-38 in the Bronze medal match to win India’s fourth medal of the competition.
Abdulrahman Al Faihan and Sarah Al Hawal of Kuwait won Gold in the event beating the Korean pair of Oh Taekeun and Kang Geeeun 36-35 in the Gold medal match.
Performing since early, Kynan and Shreyasi had topped the 16- team qualification round with a combined score of 91. Kynan shot 46 to Shreyasi’s 45 to lead six pairs into the semi-final rounds.
In the first semi-final among Kuwait’s Gold medal winning pair, Kazakhstan and India, Kynan and Shreyasi ended on equal footing with the Kuwaitis, both scoring 38 out of a possible 50 hits to force a shoot-off for a place in the Gold medal match. Kazakhstan became the first team to be eliminated in the semi-finals. The Kuwaiti’s won the shoot-off and India eventually had to be content with the lowest of the three pedestal on the podium.