Meghana dominates women’s air rifle finals

Meghana Sajjanar continued to dominate the women’s air rifle finals, as she topped with 250.2 in the shooting National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Monday.

Meghana Sajjanar topped the finals with a score of 250.2.   -  Shreedutta Chidananda

Meghana Sajjanar continued to dominate the women’s air rifle finals, as she topped with 250.2 in the shooting National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Monday.

After qualifying in the seventh place, 0.2 point behind Olympian Ayonika Paul, Meghana pipped Himani Poonia by 0.7 point.

Qualification topper Shreya Agrawal was third. Shreya managed to top in youth women’s section and took the second spot in junior women’s final behind Himani Poonia.

In men’s rifle prone, Olympian Chain Singh beat Sushil Ghaley by 0.5 point to top the llist. Yogesh Singh topped in standard pistol with a modest score of 572.

The results

10m air rifle: Women: 1. Meghana Sajjanar 250.2 (624.1); 2. Himani Poonia 249.5 (626.0); 3. Shreya Agrawal 228.4 (627.4).

Junior women: 1. Himani Poonia 249.0 (626.0); 2. Shreya Agrawal 248.5 (627.4); 3. Kashika Pradhan 226.9 (622.3).

Youth women: 1. Shreya Agrawal 249.5 (627.4); 2. Heena Gohei 247.4 (621.3); 3. Rishika Kaim 225.8 (622.1).

50m rifle prone: Men: 1. Chain Singh 625.7; 2. Sushil Ghaley 625.2; 3. Nigam Prasad Parida 624.3.

Junior men: 1. Fateh Singh Dhillon 621.5; 2. Surya Pratap Singh 619.6; 3. Aman Chakravarthy Kishore 618.3.

25m standard pistol: Men: 1. Yogesh Singh 572; 2. Anirudh Sngh Rana 571; 3. Rajat Kumar Yadav 571.

Junior men: 1. Sambhaji Patil 569; 2. Harsh Gupta 565; 3. Anish Bhanwala 565.