National Shooting Trials: Bandhvi Singh wins women's 50m in Rifle 3 Positions
BHOPAL: Young shooter Bandhvi Singh clinched the women's 50m rifle 3 positions (3P) T5 trials at the Madhya Pradesh Academy Shooting ranges on Wednesday.
Bandhvi, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, thrashed Ashi Chouksey 17-7 in the gold medal match.
Both Bandhvi and Ashi claimed the first two positions in the qualifiers with the same score of 583 as well identical inner-10 shots of 29. But it was Ashi, who topped on countback.
However, in the top-eight final stage, Bandhvi came out on top with a score of 402.5 against Ashi, who scored 400.3.
The third place went to Mansi Sudhir Singh who clinched bronze with a score of 398.2.
Rhythm Sangwan wins 25m pistol trial
NEW DELHI: Haryana continued their dominance in the national shooting selection trials as the in-form Rhythm Sangwan won the women's 25m pistol competition on Wednesday.
She shot 31 hits in the medal round to leave behind Maharashtra's Abhidnya Ashok Patil who had 27 to her name.
Delhi teenager Naamya Kapoor was third with 22 hits at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Rhythm finished on top of the 93-woman qualification field with a score of 585 after her allotted 60 shots.
Abhidnya was fifth with 577, and Naamya sixth, with 575. Abhidnya did finish ahead of Rhythm in the semis (on countback) with 11 hits each, but was no match for her in the final.
Divanshi also brought Haryana the junior women's 25m pistol gold, shooting 24 in the final to edge out Punjab's Simranpreet Kaur Brar, who shot 23. Khushi Kapoor was third with 16 hits.
Chain Singh wins Rifle Prone T5 title at shooting trials
NEW DELHI: Seasoned shooter Chain Singh on Sunday won the Men's 50m Rifle Prone T5 title while Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar finished third in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol T5 at the National Shooting Selection Trials.
Singh scored 623.6 in a 60-shot event to beat Indian Navy's Niraj Kumar who came second with a score of 622.5.
Madhya Pradesh's talented shooter Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, who had won gold at the Changwon Shooting World Cup in Korea in July, came third with a score of 622.2.
Meanwhile, at the pistol trial event in New Delhi's Karni Singh Shooting range (DKSSR), Uttarakhand's Ankur Goel defeated Haryana's Sameer 28-25 in the Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol T5 trials.
Vijay Kumar, who won a silver at the London Olympics 10 years ago, came third with a score of 21.
Ankur had earlier shot 577 in qualification to reach the semi-final stage in fourth position while Sameer topped the stage with a score of 579.
Double delight for Hazel in women's air rifle event at National Selection Trials
BHOPAL: Haryana shooter Hazel clinched a double in 10m air rifle, winning both the senior and junior women's T5 national selection trials at the MP Shooting Academy range on Saturday.
She beat Railways' Meghana Sajjanar 17-15 in the senior women's gold medal match and Karnataka's Yukhti Rajendra 17-9 in the junior women's final respectively.
She missed out on a treble, falling to Haryana's Nancy 10-16 in the Youth competition final.
She shot a solid 631 in the qualifiers which helped her come second behind Meghana in the event, while she topped the junior and youth qualifiers.
At the Dr Karni Singh Shooting range in New Delhi where the Pistol trials are underway, Uttar Pradesh's Ujjwal Malik got the better of Haryana's Samrat Rana 16-2 in the men's 10m air pistol T5 final.
Ujjwal had also topped the qualifiers with a score of 587, while Samrat came second with the same score but with lesser inner 10s.
Samrat, however, won gold in the junior men's 10m air pistol event, beating UP's Sagar Dangi 16-14 in the final.
Haryana also won gold in the youth men's 10m air pistol event when Jatin Kumar got the better of the Army's Pradhyumn Singh 16-6 in the gold medal match.
Parul Kumar, Akhil Sheoran win Men's Air Rifle trials; Pankaj Makheja lands double in juniors
NEW DELHI: Shooters Parul Kumar and Akhil Sheoran won the men's 10m Air Rifle T5 and T6 national trials at the Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy ranges on Friday.
However, the highlight of the day was shooter Pankaj Makheja landing a double in men's junior 10m Air rifle, winning both the T5 and T6 trials respectively.
Parul, who represents the Indian Air Force (IAF), outsmarted Akash Patidar of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the gold medal match with a scoreline reading 16-8 in his favour.
Akhil, who represents the Indian Railways, was more dominant in the T6 decider, as he thrashed local favourite Goldi Gujjar 16-2.
Pankaj, on other hand, beat Himachal Pradesh's Surya Pratap Singh Banshtu 17-5 in the T5 final. He then got the better of Khelo India gold medallist Sartaj Singh Tiwana 16-10 in the T6 final to do an encore.