19-year-old Lakshay bagged the 4th medal for India at the 2018 Asian Games as the young shooter bagged the silver in the men’s trap event.
Two Indian men had entered the final round on Monday, but veteran Manavjit Singh Sandhu came in the fourth place as Lakshay finished behind Chinese Taipei’s Kunpi Yang who equalled the world record with 48 points.
Twitter showered praise on the 19-year-old who showed nerves of steel to finish with a final score of 43 in 50 shots.
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, himself a 2004 Olympic silver medal winner, congratulated Lakshay on Twitter, lauding his efforts.
लक्ष्य का?पे सटीक निशाना।— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 20, 2018
19 yr old shooter Lakshya Sheoran on his #AsianGames debut has shown impeccable concentration to win silver medal in Men's Trap Shooting at #AsianGames2018. Young champions like Lakshya r the torchbearers of our sporting future. Take a bow young champ! pic.twitter.com/aVcyEqDKD3
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted after the victory. The President, via his official account, said: “Our shooters continue to make us proud!”
Our shooters continue to make us proud! Congratulations to Deepak Kumar and Lakshay Sheoran for winning Silver medals in the men's 10m Air Rifle event and trap shooting respectively at #AsianGames2018. #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 20, 2018
Young Lakshya Sheoran has brought smiles on the faces of every Indian! I congratulate him on winning the Silver medal in the Men’s Trap Shooting event at the @asiangames2018. These are his first Asian Games and he is already showing such great potential. Best wishes to him. pic.twitter.com/FuaSEscwSO— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2018
Virender Sehwag also tweeted on India’s third medal from shooting in the ongoing games:
Another Silver for #India ??— Neelam Rudy (@neelamrudy) August 20, 2018
Heartiest congratulations to 19 year old shooter Lakshya Sheoran for winning the Silver medal?in Men's Trap Shooting at #AsianGames2018 Bravo! ?#LakshyaSheoran #SilverMedal #AsianGames #IndiaAtAsianGames @asiangames2018 @ISSF_Shooting pic.twitter.com/iMx7WsdiBi
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