Annu Raj, Anjum bag titles in National shooting trials

Annu Raj Singh was able to outclass Asian Games gold medallist and fellow Olympian Rahi Sarnobat 37-29 in the final of the women's 25-metre sports pistol.

Anjum Moudgil topped with 619.4 in the women’s 50-metre rifle prone event.   -  S. MAHINSHA

Olympian Annu Raj Singh was able to outclass Asian Games gold medallist and fellow Olympian Rahi Sarnobat 37-29 in the final of the women’s 25-metre sports pistol in the sixth National shooting selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Thursday.

Rahi who won the Olympic quota for Tokyo in style with a gold medal in the Munich World Cup, shot an intimidating 588 in the qualification phase, 15 points better than Annu Raj.

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Pushpanjali Rana rose to the third place ahead of Gauri Sheoran, Neeraj Kaur, Chinki Yadav, Shreya Gawande and Niveditha Nair.

In the women’s 50-metre rifle prone event, Anjum Moudgil topped with 619.4, half a point better than the former World champion Tejaswini Sawant.

In the men’s 50-metre rifle prone event, Tarun Yadav topped with 623.9, ahead of Navdeep Singh Rathore and Olympian Sanjeev Rajput.

The results:

Men:

50m rifle prone: 1. Tarun Yadav 623.9; 2. Navdeep Singh Rathore 622.7; 3. Sanjeev Rajput 622. 3. Juniors: 1. Niraj Kumar 621.9; 2. Rishi Gireesh 620.9; 3. Abid Ali Khan 617.2.

Women:

25m sports pistol: 1. Annu Raj Singh 37 (573); 2. Rahi Sarnobat 29 (588); 3. Pushpanjali Rana 26 (576). Juniors: 1. Tanu Rawal 29 (565); 2. Sneha Bhardwaj 24 (565); 3. Devanshi Rana 21 (567).

50m rifle prone: 1. Anjum Moudgil 619.4; 2. Tejaswini Sawant 618.9; 3. Priyanka Roy 617.2. Juniors: 1. Ayushi Podder 614.0; 2. Nischal 612.2; 3. Shirin Godara 611.8.