National Selection Trials: Harveen Srao takes top spot

Beats qualification topper P. Shri Nivetha by 0.6 point in women’s air pistol.

File Photo: Harveen Srao (left) logged 240.4 points in the final.   -  Kamesh Srinivasan

Harveen Srao jumped to the top after having qualified last with 571 in women’s air pistol in the seventh shooting National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Saturday. Harveen, the former World University champion, logged 240.4 points in the final; she beat qualification topper P. Shri Nivetha by 0.6 point.

Mahima Turhi Agrawal won the junior women’s event while Devnashi Yadav prevailed among the youth women.

In rapid fire pistol, Arpit Goel and Rajkanwar Sandhu topped in the men’s and junior sections respectively.

In women’s rifle 3-position event, former World Champion Tejaswini Sawant beat Sonika by one point to top the final, while Mansi Sudhir prevailed over fellow qualification topper G. Varshaa among the juniors.

The results
  • 10m air pistol
  • Women: 1. Harveen Srao 240.4 (571); 2. Shri Nivetha 239.8 (578); 3. Yashaswini Singh Deswal 218.4 (571).
  • Junior women: 1. Mahima Turhi Agrawal 239.7 (568); 2. Shivani Prashant 235.5 (570); 3. Devanshi Rana 215.7 (570).
  • Youth women: 1. Devanshi Yadav 238.2 (572); 2. Esha Singh 235.7 (565); 3. Rhythm Sangwan 213.1 (566).
  • 25m rapid fire pistol
  • Men: 1. Arpit Goel 26 (579); 2. Mahendar Singh 24 (578); 3. Vijay Kumar 22 (574).
  • Junior men: 1. Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu 24 (570); 2. Aadeithyaa Joahal 23 (553); 3. Japtyesh Singh 21 (569).
  • 50m rifle 3-position
  • Women: 1. Tejaswini Sawant 452.7 (1163); 2. Sonika 451.7 (1152); 3. Kajal Saini 440.3 (1153).
  • Junior women: 1. Mansi Sudhir Kathait 446.4 (1143); 2. G. Varshaa 442.9 (1143); 3. Shrishti Mishra 431.8 (1117).