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Tondaiman best placed Indian after first day in Shotgun World Cup

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Prithviraj Tondaiman.

New Delhi: Prithviraj Tondaiman shot a 47 competing in the day one qualifiers of the Men’s Trap event, to be the best placed Indian at sixth, as the fourth and final stage of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun got underway in Lahiti, Finland, on Thursday.

The competition schedule has five finals over the next one week, which will see the distribution of eight Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota places.

Prithviraj had rounds of 22 and 25 to position into that sixth and final qualifying spot with three more qualifying rounds to go before the finals slated for Saturday.

Kynan Chenai shot 45 to lie 43rdwhile Manavjit Singh Sandhu did not finish the competition. Malta’s William Chetcuti was leading the field with a score of 48.

In the women’s trap evet, Shagun Chowdhary shot 44 over two rounds to lie 11thwhile Seema Tomar shot 40 to be in 35thspot.

Manisha Keer was down in 54thwith a score of 36. The women’s trap Final is slated for Friday.

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Aishwary Tomar carries on good form to win Masters 3P gold

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Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar .

New Delhi: Fresh from his exploits in Suhl, Germany, where he won the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup gold, 18-year old Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar of Madhya Pradesh, carried on his run of good form, winning the men’s rifle 3 positions (3P) gold at the ongoing XII Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters Shooting Competition.

After having qualified third for the eight-man final with a modest qualifying score 1166, Aishwary was in his elements in a top finals field, pulling off a comfortable wire to wire victory, finishing with a score of 459.9 and a classy 10.7 in the end. Sports update sports news sports news headlines

Multiple ISSF medalist and the country’s most accomplished 3P shooter Sanjeev Rajput, had to be satisfied with a silver, ending with a score of 455.5, a clear 4.4 behind Aishwary.

India international Parul Kumar won bronze. The finals field also had present India internationals Ravi Kumar and Deepak Kumar, besides 2018 ISSF World Cup stage gold medalist Akhil Sheoran, in the fray.

Tinjit Dhanota of Punjab and Esha Singh of Telengana, won the men’s and women’s 10m Air Pistol gold medals, among the other key events on the day.

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Anjum-Arjun pair land second gold of Delhi masters shooting meet

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Anjum Moudgil.

New Delhi: Anjum Moudgil, world number eight in the women’s 10m air rifle event, landed her second gold of the ongoing XII Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters Shooting Competition, winning the 10m air rifle mixed team event alongside Arjun Babuta.

The Punjab duo overcame Mehuli Ghosh and Abhinav Shaw of West Bengal 16-12 in the gold medal match on day two of competitions at New Delhi’s Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.

Anjum had earlier won the Women’s 10m Air Rifle gold on day one. Ayonika Paul and Akhil Sheoran won the bronze in the event beating Uttar Pradesh’s Ayushi Gupta and Saurabh 16-10 in the bronze medal match.

The day saw five other medal events with seasoned army marksman and Olympian Gurpreet Singh winning the Men’s 25m Center Fire Pistol gold with a score of 585.

Pushpanjali Rana of the CRPF won the Women’s 25m Sports Pistol while Arunima Gaur of U.P won the junior women’s event.

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Anjum Moudgil shatters world record to win masters meet

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Th top 15 leading shooters of the country in each discipline by scores are eligible to compete at this elite competition.

New Delhi: World number eight Anjum Moudgil representing Punjab, shot well above the finals world record to score a fantastic victory in the women’s 10m air rifle, on day one of the XII Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters Shooting Competition at New Delhi’s Dr Karni Singh Range.

Th top 15 leading shooters of the country in each discipline by scores are eligible to compete at this elite competition.

Anjum, who has already won a Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota in the event for the country, shot 253.9 in the finals, a full point ahead of India teammate and world number one Apurvi Chandela’s mark of 252.9, set at the New Delhi world cup stage earlier this year.

Silver medallist Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal, missed Apurvi’s mark in the women’s final by 0.7 but made sure to go past it in the junior women’s final, which she won with a score of 253.

Elavenil Valarivan won silver in junior section with a score of 252.4.

Besides top class shooting by the women, India regular Ravi Kumar of the Air Force won the men’s 10m air rifle event.

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