National selections: Tanu tops in women’s air pistol trials

In women’s rifle 3-position event, Lajja Gauswami and Tejaswini Sawant topped in two different sets of trials.

Tanu Rawal defeated Asian Games medallist Shweta Singh.   -  K. Muarli Kumar

Tanu Rawal of Haryana topped in women’s air pistol as she beat Asian Games medallist Shweta Singh 9.7 to 9.5 in the shoot-off after the two were tied on 194.3 in the shooting National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad on Wednesday.

Tanu had qualified in the second place on 381, one point behind Commonwealth Games silver medallist Malaika Goel. Mamta Kedia bagged the third place ahead of Anisa Sayyed, while Malaika settled for the fifth place. Shweta Devi, Shreya Gawande and Anita Devi placed sixth to eighth respectively, while top shooters Pushpanjali Rana (378), Shri NIvetha (378), Olympian Annu Raj Singh (376) failed to make the final.

In women’s rifle 3-position event, Lajja Gauswami and Tejaswini Sawant topped in two different sets of trials.

The results:

Trials-3: Junior men: 25m sports pistol: 1. Anhad Jawanda 573; 2. Arjun Das 571; 3. Yashwant Singh 569.

Women: 50m rifle 3-position: 1. Lajja Gauswami 453.1 (575); 2. Anjum Moudgil 451.7 (579); 3. Meghana Sajjanar 438.8 (571).

Trials-4: Junior men: 25m sports pistol: 1. Gurmeet Singh 575; 2. Anhad Jawanda 574; 3. Aadeithyaa Joahal 571. Women: 10m air pistol: 1. Tanu Rawal 194.3(9.7) 381; 2. Shweta Singh 194.3(9.5) 378; 3. Mamta Kedia 174.6 (379). 50m rifle 3-position: 1. Tejaswini Sawant 447.4 (568); 2. Lajja Gauswami 447.2 (576); 3. KC Hema 438.2 (574).