Shardul scored 73 points while the gold medal winner, 34-year-old South Korean Hyunwoo Shin scored 74
Jakarta/Palembang: Indian shooters continued to dominate at the ongoing Asian Games 2018. Fifteen-year-old Shardul Vihan won silver in the men's double trap event. This also makes him the youngest Indian shooter to win a medal at the Asian Games.
Shardul scored 73 points while the gold medal winner, 34-year-old South Korean Hyunwoo Shin scored 74.
Shardul started training four years ago under coach Anwar Sultan, who had earlier competed at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
"The moment he (Shardul) came to me I knew he would excel at whatever he does. Be it table tennis or badminton or any other sport. He has an amazing muscle memory. Now I will prepare him for the trap event," Sultan told PTI.
Shardul practises at the Karni Shooting Range in Delhi. His uncle Manoj Vihan said that he wakes up at five in the morning to travel from Meerut to Delhi to practise and comes back at nine in the night.
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Last Updated Aug 23, 2018, 8:28 PM IST