Ronjan Sodhi wins double trap gold

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Guangzhou: Ronjan Sodhi asserted his class yet again, as he clinched the elusive gold in shooting in the Asian Games, with an overwhelming performance in the double trap final, at the Guangzhou Shotgun Centre, on November 21.

In a season, in which he has been in brilliant form on the big stages, the World Cup and the World Cup Finals, shooting the big scores and winning gold against the best in the business, as if a matter of right, the 31-year-old Sodhi was easily one of the favorites in the event, though the Chinese were strong at home.

Ranked No.3 in the world, the best in the field that had five top-10 shooters that included the three Chinese, Sodhi had the handicap of being four points behind the leader, Pan Qiang of China, going into the final, with a total of 139 following a series of 47, 44 and 48. Yet, he silenced everyone with a spectacular performance, shooting 47 out of 50, to win by a four-point margin over Shaikh Almaktoum of UAE.

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