Indian men had to make do with the bronze medal in the 10 metre air pistol event in the 2014 Asian games after narrowly missing out on the silver at the Ongnyeon shooting range.
The South Korean team, comprising of Kim Cheongyong (585), Jin Jongoh (581) and Lee Daemyung (578), won the event with a total of 1,744 points, while China's Pang Wei (585), Pu Qifeng (583) and Wang Zhiwei (575) claimed the silver with a total score of 1,743.
The Indian team consisting of Jitu Rai (585), Samresh Jung (580), and Prakash Nanjappa (578) also recorded a total score of 1,743, but the Chinese team clinched the silver as they had an additional X (bullseye) than India's 64X.
Rai, who claimed the gold medal in the 50 metre event in the opening day of the 2014 Asian games, has qualified for the eight-man final after finishing in fourth place, while Jung and Nanjappa, who finished in the 9th and 14th place have been knocked out.
Nanjappa, who was still carrying a leg injury he sustained at a physical fitness training programme in Hanover, Germany just before the Granada World Championships, felt that the team had a very good chance of winning the silver medal.
"We should have done better. I took time to settle down. I had not done any physical fitness routine like running for several days because of my doctor's advice following the leg injury," he told The Times of India.