Youth Olympics: Shooter Mane opens India's medal account

BUENOS AIRES: India opened its medal account at the Youth Olympic Games with shooter Tushar Mane bagging a silver in the men's 10m air rifle on the opening day of competitions right here on Sunday.

Mane, who qualified 3rd for the final, shot 247.five to win the silver while Grigorii Shamakov took the gold with 249.2. Aleksa Mitrovic of Serbia won the bronze with a ranking of 227.nine.

It was once close battle among the three podium finishers until the end and Mane edged out Mitrovic for the silver medal through gathering 228.Zero as in opposition to 227.nine of the Serbian shooter in the penultimate round.

But, the final round was once not the most efficient one for the Indian as he shot nine.6 and nine.99 while the eventual gold winner had 10.four and 10.7.

In the qualification round held previous in the day, Mane had shot 623.7 to finish 3rd and qualify for the final.

In the boys's Hockey 5s competition, India overwhelmed Bangladesh 10-Zero of their opening match.

Shivam (4th minute), Rahul Kumar (4th), Sanjay (sixth), Rabichandra (9th, 20th), Vivek Sagar Prasad (9th, 18th), Sudeep (11th, 17th) and Maninder (12th) were scored for India in the convincing win.

In swimming, Srihari Nataraj completed 3rd in Heat four with a timing of 56.57s to qualify for the semi-finals of 100m backstroke.

In extra just right information for India, Tababi Devi Thangjam qualified for the final of the ladies's 44kg judo competition with a 10-Zero win over Ana Viktorija Puljiz of Croatia.

She had previous defeated Bhutan's Yangchen Wangmo 10-Zero in the elimination Round of 16 sooner than getting the easier of Erza Muminoviq of Kosovo in the quarterfinals.

In ladies's singles badminton, Jakka Vaishnavi Reddy defeated Elena Andreu of Spain 21-13 21-6 in her opening Group F match.

India is being represented through 46 athletes in 13 sports in the prestigious match. This is India's largest ever contingent at the Youth Olympics.

India won two medals -- a silver and a bronze -- in the remaining Youth Olympics in 2014 in Nanjing in China.
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