Deaflympics 2021 | Vedika Sharma wins bronze in women’s 10m air pistol event

On day five in Caxias do Sul, teenage shooter Vedika Sharma clinched bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol, extending India’s winning streak at the Deaflympics 2021. In the current edition of the tournament quadrennial, Sharma increased India’s medal tally. at five.

Vedika Sharma had a terrible qualifying round, with her best score of 93 in the third round of kicks. The kid, meanwhile, retained eighth place and advanced to the final with a total score of 538. Pranjali Dhumal, Sharma’s colleague, and fellow Indian made it through the qualifying round and advanced to the final in first place with a score of 561.

After her outstanding performance in the qualifying round, all eyes were on her and she decided to take her game one step further. She took it slow at first, but she kept her composure under pressure and came back from the brink of elimination several times.

It was Sharma who destroyed Pranjali Dhumal’s medal chances by narrowly edging her for the bronze medal. Dhumal was then ranked fourth with a score of 189.1, while Vedika Sharma won bronze with an overall score of 207.2.

In the women’s 10m air rifle final, India’s Priyesha Deshmukh placed fourth, almost missing out on a medal by a hair, while the country’s contender – Natasha Joshi – finished seventh.

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