National selection: Wazeer Singh continues to impress

In men’s air rifle, Parul Kumar topped ahead of Ashok Chavanke by 0.6 point. Paru had on Monday lost by 0.1 point to Akhil Sheoran, who finished 11th among 237 shooters, and missed the final by 0.7 point.

Despite a great performance, Harpreet Singh (pic) could only come second to Wazeer Singh.   -  K. Ananthan (file photo)

Wazeer Singh Rathee continued to assert his prowess in the men’s 25-metre rapid fire pistol as he topped the competition for the second time in the shooting National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Tuesday.

Wazeer pipped Harpreet Singh 26-24, and the two pushed Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar to the third sport. The defeat apart, Vijay Kumar should be happy with his consistent performance in the qualification phase in which he was one point behind topper Harpreet (577).

In men’s air rifle, Parul Kumar topped ahead of Ashok Chavanke by 0.6 point. Paru had on Monday lost by 0.1 point to Akhil Sheoran, who finished 11th among 237 shooters, and missed the final by 0.7 point.

In free pistol, Gurpal Singh topped ahead of Deepak Sharma and Omkar Singh, in the second set of trials.

The results:

Men:

10m air rifle: 1. Parul Kumar 206.7 (622.6); 2. Ashok Chavanke 206.1 (624.1); 3. Imran Hasan Khan 184.8 (624.0) 25m rapid fire pistol: 1. Wazeer Singh Rathee 26 (568); 2. Harpreet Singh 24 (577); 3. Vijay Kumar 19 (576). 50m free pistol: 1. Gurpal Singh 190.9 (546); 2. Deepak Sharma 185.9 (546); 3. Omkar Singh 168.7 (553).