National shooting selection trials: Shri Nivetha tops in 10-metre air pistol

Shri Nivetha topped with 243.0 as she recovered from a slow start to beat qualification topper Shweta Singh (580) by 3.3 points.

Shri Nivetha was able to sharpen her efficiency in the final as she topped the women’s 10-metre air pistol in the fourth National shooting selection trials on Thursday.   -  Special Arrangement

The qualification score of 571 may not help her fight for a place in the national team, but Shri Nivetha was able to sharpen her efficiency in the final as she topped the women’s 10-metre air pistol in the fourth National shooting selection trials on Thursday.

Shri Nivetha topped with 243.0 as she recovered from a slow start to beat qualification topper Shweta Singh (580) by 3.3 points.

Yashaswini Singh Deswal was placed third, ahead of Annu Raj Singh, Harveen Srao, Ruchi Singh, Sweta Devi and Harshada Nithave.

Harshada topped the juniors, while Neeshu Khokher topped in the youth event. National women’s, junior and youth champion, 14-year-old Esha Singh, was placed fifth among the youth with 552.

Gurpreet Singh topped in standard pistol ahead of Ankur Goel, Harpreet Singh, Amanpreet Singh, Arpit Goel and Deepak Sharma.

In men’s 50-metre rifle prone, Ram Swaroop of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) topped with 623.7, half-a-point ahead of Swapnil Kusale of the Railways.

Leading shooters like Sanjeev Rajput (619.6) and Chain Singh (619.0) were placed sixth and seventh respectively.

The results

10m air pistol: Women: 1. P. Shri Nivetha 243.0 (571); 2. Shweta Singh 239.7 (580); 3. Yashaswini Singh Deswal 219.8 (579).

Junior women: 1. Harshada Nithave 573; 2. Yogita 565; 3. Pranjali Prashant Dhumal 564.

Youth women: 1. Neeshu Khokher 557; 2. Kasturi Rajendra Gore 556; 3. Alka Singh 554.

50m rifle prone: Men: 1. Ram Swaroop 623.7; 2. Swapnil Kusale 623.2; 3. Subhankar Pramanick 623.0.

Junior men: 1. Indranil Basak 614.0; 2. Amit Kumayu 612.7; 3. Sameer Dagur 611.6.

25m standard pistol: Men: 1. Gurpreet Singh 583; 2. Ankur Goel 570; 3. Harpreet Singh 569.