India win their first medal on Day 7 of the 17th Asian Games. Indian team of Pemba Tamang, Gurpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar won Silver Medal in the Men’s 25m Centre Fire Pistol team event. The Indian trio finished second behind China. This is India’s second silver in the Asian Games. Hosts Korea settled for Bronze.
Indans achieved a total score of 1740 with 45X in the finals just two behind the eventual Gold medalists China. Korean shooters finished a point behind India. Tamang shot 288 whereas gurpreet and Kumar scored 292 and 285 each.
In the individual event, Pemba finished 8th while Gurpreet finished 9th & Vijay 12th. With this silver, India has won 8 medals in shooting and 16 overall.