Doha: India’s Dhanush Srikanth (pictured, third left) won three gold medals in the men’s 10m air rifle event at the Asian Shooting Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Srikanth, who was born with a hearing impairment, won the medals in junior men's 10m air rifle individual, mixed-gender and team events, on Tuesday (November 12).

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Sports Authority of India (SAI) took to Twitter and hailed Srikanth's superb performance.

"What a superb international debut for #DhanushSrikanth as he wins three gold medals at the #AsianShooting Championships. He won the 10m air rifle individual, team and mixed with #ShreyaAgrawal. Great going by the #KheloIndia talent," SAI tweeted.

“Dhanush was born with a hearing impairment but we never saw it as something that could hamper his ability and talent. He got his first cochlear implant at the age of one but it was replaced at the age of nine, as it malfunctioned. I and my wife wanted him to believe that he can achieve anything in life,” his father Srikanth, who works as a project manager in Bengaluru, was quoted as saying by Indian Express newspaper.

India's high performance coach for the junior rifle team Suma Shirur hailed “thre musketeers” for winning gold.

“Congrats to Dhanush Shrikant for Individual Gold and Shahu Mane for Bronze, and well played Hriday Hazarika for 7th position in Air Rifle Men Jr. at Doha in the #AsianShootingChampionships. The three musketeers also combined to snatch the team gold ahead of China in second!,” Suma tweeted.

In another tweet, she wrote, “Indian Junior (and Youth) team delivers and delivers big! 22 medals overall tally with 9 Gold 8 Silver 5 Bronze. Rich haul by any standards! What's also impressive is that out of these 10 medals came from small bore 50 m. events.”

Earlier, Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary bagged a silver medal in the men's 10m air pistol on Sunday.