National Selection Trials: Gaayathri beats Gauswami

Gaayathri Nithyanandam shot 458.3 to beat Lajja Gauswami by 3.4 points in the women’s rifle 3-position event in the third set of the National selection trials.

Gaayathri Nithyanandam shot 458.3 in the 50m rifle 3-position event.   -  The Hindu Photo Library

Gaayathri Nithyanandam shot 458.3 to beat Lajja Gauswami by 3.4 points in the women’s rifle 3-position event in the third set of the National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Thursday.

With the cream of India’s shooters busy participating in the Commonwealth Games, the rest sharpened their focus to enter the national teams for the latter part of the season. It would be an eventful season that includes the World Championship and the Asian Games.

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In men’s rifle 3-position event, Swapnil Kusale prevailed ahead of Parul Kumar and Satyendra Singh.

Rahi Sarnobat, the World Cup gold medallist and one of the four gold medallists of the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, outclassed Anisa Sayyed 40-32 in women’s sports pistol, after having qualified with a score of 582.

The results
  • Men
  • Air pistol: 1. Dharmendra Singh 241.0 (579); 2. Abhishek Verma 240.1 (578); 3. Anmol Jain 219.3 (582).
  • 25m standard pistol: 1. Samaresh Jung 572; 2. Vijay Kumar 571; 3. Gurpreet Singh 568.
  • 50m rifle 3-position: 1. Swapnil Kusale 456.5 (1158); 2. Parul Kumar 453.3 (1150); 3. Satyendra Singh 441.9 (1158).
  • 50m rifle prone: 1. Sushil Ghaley 624.9; 2. Swapnil Kusale 624.2; 3. Arun Sharma 621.5.
  • Women
  • Air pistol: 1. Shweta Singh 241.5 (576); 2. Mahima Turhi Agrawal 239.6 (571); 3. Harveen Srao 215.9 (571).
  • 25m Sports pistol: 1. Rahi Sarnobat 40 (582); 2. Anisa Sayyed 32 (573); 3. Mahima Turhi Agrawal 25 (574).
  • 50m rifle prone: 1. Kuheli Gangulee 620.2; 2. Shreya Saksena 617.0; 3. Elizabeth Susan Koshy 616.5.
  • 50m rifle 3-position: 1. Gaayathri NIthyanandam 458.3 (1164); 2. Lajja Gauswami 454.9 (1159); 3. Shreya Saksena 446.3 (1156).

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