National Shooting Trials: Anish Bhanwala continues supremacy

More than winning the matches, Anish did well to top qualification with identical scores of 583, which should make it a smooth selection for him in the forthcoming international competitions.

National champion Anish Bhanwala continued to assert his hold over rapid fire pistol as he topped in both the matches in the shooting National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh range, Tughlakabad, on Sunday.   -  REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE (GETTY IMAGES)

National champion Anish Bhanwala continued to assert his hold over rapid fire pistol as he topped in both the matches in the shooting National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh range, Tughlakabad, on Sunday.

More than winning the matches, Anish did well to top qualification with identical scores of 583, which should make it a smooth selection for him in the forthcoming international competitions. Anish beat Anhad Jawanda by four points to win the second trial, after having beaten Neeraj Kumar by six points to win the first. Olympian Gurpreet Singh had placed third in the first trial ahead of Rushiraj Atul Barot and Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar.

In men’s air pistol, Abhishek Verma topped ahead of Omkar Singh in the second trial. Udhayveer Sidhu pipped Anmol Jain by 0.1 point for the junior honour.

Saurabh Choudhary and Vijayveer Sidhu took turns to top the youth events of air pistol.

The results:

10m air pistol:

Men: 1. Abhishek Verma 243.5 (580); 2. Omkar Singh 241.1 (577); 3. Wazeer Singh Rathee 219.4 (580); Junior men: 1. Udhayveer Sidhu 240.1 (577); 2. Anmol Jain 240.0 (581); 3. Gaurav Rana 220.0 (574); Youth men: 1. Saurabh Choudhary 243.4 (569); 2. Udhayveer Sidhu 239.1 (577); 3. Arjun Singh Cheema 216.4 (573)

Youth men trial-1: 1. Vijayveer Sidhu 241.8 (573); 2. Sahdev 239.6 (573); 3. Saurabh Choudhary 219.8 (572); 25m rapid fire pistol trial-2: 1. Anish Bhanwala 30 (583); 2. Anhad Jawanda 26 (568); 3. Adarsh Singh 18 (573); 25m rapid fire pistol trial-1: 1. Anish Bhanwala 32 (583); 2. Neeraj Kumar 26 (578); 3. Gurpreet Singh 23 (578).