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Mehuli Ghosh dominates national shooting trials

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New Delhi: Mehuli Ghosh continued her impressive run as she won both the senior and junior women’s 10m air rifle title for the second day in a row at the National Shooting Trials (T7) here on Wednesday.

Mehuli had won the same two events at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range on Tuesday in the sixth trial as well.

The diminutive teenager, who has seven international medals to her name over the last two years, clinched the title in a quality field comprising the world’s top three shooters to win the senior final with a score of 251.9.

She then went on to win the junior final with a score of 252.7, just 0.2 off teammate and world number one Apurvi Chandela’s finals world record score of 252.9.

Madhya Pradesh’s Shreya Agrawal lost her second final in two days to Mehuli, finishing behind her in the T6 seniors yesterday and then again the T7 juniors on Wednesday, where she finished with a score of 252.

Rio World Cup gold medallist Elavenil Valarivan came in second in the senior finals, shooting a score of 251.0. She had earlier topped the qualification round with a sublime 631.1.

Apurvi and world number two Anjum Moudgil finished sixth and fourth in the senior finals respectively.

Zeena Khitta of Himachal Pradesh won the youth women’s 10m air rifle trial, beating Atmika Gupta of Rajasthan 251.1 to 248.8. She had also won the T6 trial in the same category on Tuesday.

Khushi Saini of Punjab was the other standout performer in the event, making it to all three finals.

Akhil Sheoran of the Railways, an ISSF World Cup gold medal winner last year, won the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions (3P) trials with a final round score of 455.5. MP’s Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar came second with 455.0 while Army’s Satyendra Singh was third with 443.5.

Aishwary, however, won the junior men’s trial in the same event.sports news headlines

The highest qualification score in the men’s 3P throughout the day was registered by the Indian Air Force’s Deepak Kumar who topped the senior qualifications with a score of 1165.

Delhi’s Arpit Goel won the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol trials with a final score of 30. He overcame Maharashtra’s Harshwardhan Yadav, who shot 28.

Udhayveer Sidhu of Chandigarh came third but managed to win the junior trial with a score of 32. He overwhelmed Haryana’s Anish Bhanwala who shot 29 to come second, while Adarsh Singh shot 23 to finish third.

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NRAI announces 41-member Indian team for Asian Shooting Championship

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New Delhi: A 41-member strong Indian shooting squad will look to secure the maximum possible Olympic quotas in the 14th Asian Championship, which begins in Doha on November 3.

Thirty-eight Olympic quota places will be up for grabs in the continental tournament in the Qatari capital.

The selection committee of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), which met in the capital on Wednesday, announced the team consisting of shooters across the 15 Olympic events, including six entries only for the non-competition Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) section.

A notable selection was the fielding of seasoned rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput in the MQS section of the men’s 10m Air Rifle event.

This was done to ensure that in a situation the second quota in the event is not earned, Sanjeev can be kept for the event for Tokyo. Divyansh Panwar has earned one quota for India in the 10m Air rifle out of a maximum possible two till now.

There are also some new faces who will be seen for the first time in senior India colours in the Olympic events. Among them, Shravan Kumar (in men’s 10m Air Pistol) will join the duo of Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary.

Also, in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, where there are four quotas to be won in Doha, Bhavesh Shekhawat will partner the likes of Anish Bhanwala and Adarsh Singh.

Neeraj Kaur, in women’s 25m Pistol, will also be seen for the first time for India in an international event.

The teams across junior and youth categories as well as non-olympic categories were also announced.

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Shri Nivetha wins national shooting trials, Yashaswini Deswal disappoints

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New Delhi:  Shri Nivetha of Tamil Nadu won the women’s 10M Air Pistol shooting 239.7 at the National Shooting Trials T7 on Tuesday where Rio World Cup gold medallist Yashaswini Deswal finished out of medal bracket.

Maharashtra’s Harshada Nithave, who shot on 237.5 to claim second spot. Anoushka Bharadwaj of Rajasthan came third with 218.4.sports news in english

Rio 2019 World Cup gold medalist Yashaswini of Haryana returned the best score in the qualification round, shooting 583 to top the field. She however finished fourth in the finals.

Esha Singh of Telengana won the junior final while Haryana’s Shikha Narwal won the Youth category. Yogesh Singh of the Indian Navy won the men’s Centre Fire Pistol.

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Ruchita Vinerkar wins women’s 10m air pistol national trials

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New Delhi: Indian Railways’ Ruchita Rajendra won the women’s 10m air pistol national shooting trial, getting the better of Tamil Nadu’s Shri Nivetha 237.6 to 236.8 in the finals here on Monday.sports news headlines

Shikha Narwal of Haryana finished third with 216.8.

Ruchita had earlier grabbed the eighth and final qualifying spot with a score of 570 after the 60-shot qualification round. Shri Nivetha had topped qualification with a score of 582.

Other winners of the day included Rajasthan’s Aadhya Tayal who won the junior women’s 10m air pistol and Haryana’s Shikha who triumphed in the youth category of the same event.

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