Amit Shah, the union minister for the interior, thanked the Indian shooting trio of Ramita, Mehuli Ghosh, and Ashi Chouksey, who on Sunday at the ongoing 19th Asian Games started India’s medal count by winning a silver medal in the women’s 10m Air Rifle team competition.
India made an exciting start to the Asian Games by winning their first medal with the assistance of the trio. Shah praised the shooters, saying they had made the whole country proud.
“Congratulations to our shooter trio Ramita, Mehuli Ghosh, and Ashi Chouksey on winning the silver medal in the women’s 10m Air Rifle event at the #AsianGames. They have made our nation proud. My best wishes are with them for future endeavours,” Shah wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
In the Women’s 10 Metre Air Rifle India finished with a score of 1886 with Ramita finishing with 631.9 Mehuli 630.8 and Ashi 623.3.
The team of Ghosh, Ramita, and Ashi Chouksey came in second place in the 10 M Air Rifle Team competition. Mehuli and Ramita placed second and fifth, respectively, to go to the individual event finals. Ashi (623.3) came in 29th place.
Ramita went on to earn bronze in the women’s 10m air rifle individual competition after taking home silver in the team competition.
After China’s Han Jiayu, who won the silver medal with 251.3, and her fellow countrywoman Huang Yuting, who won the gold medal with 252.7, a new Games record, Ramita came in third with 230.1.
The other Indian who made it to the final, Mehuli Ghosh, came in fourth.