Angad Vir Singh Bajwa eyes a medal in 30th Universiade

Angad, a student of Manav Rachna University, had rounds of 24, 24 and 25, as he found himself in the third spot behind leaders Nicolas Vasiliou of Cyprus and Reino Velleste.

Asian champion Angad Vir Singh Bajwa put himself in a position of strength with a score of 73 out of 75 in men’s skeet in the 30th Universiade in Napoli, Italy, on Monday.   -  Special Arrangement

Asian champion Angad Vir Singh Bajwa put himself in a position of strength with a score of 73 out of 75 in men’s skeet in the 30th Universiade in Napoli, Italy, on Monday.

Angad, a student of Manav Rachna University, had rounds of 24, 24 and 25, as he found himself in the third spot behind leaders Nicolas Vasiliou of Cyprus and Reino Velleste of Estonia, who had shot 74 each.

Angad had three others from Russia, France and Finland for company on 73. Two more rounds will be followed by the final for the top six. The other Indian shooter, Indreshwar Sekhon shot 58 and was 17th among 18 shooters.

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Elavenil Valarivan is the only Indian shooter to have won a medal in this edition, as she bagged the silver in women’s air rifle.

Elavenil was in brilliant form once again in the mixed air rifle competition, with a score of 316.2, following rounds of 105.8, 106.0 and 104.4. However, Onkar Santosh Ukirde could muster only 305.3 and
thus the combined total of 621.5 proved inadequate for the Indian pair to qualify into the second stage.

‘’We placed 10th and missed the second qualification stage by one point’’’, said Elavenil, who was happy to have done her best once again.

In fact, Elavenil looked to have shot the best among all the participants in the qualification phase.