Olympian Kynan Chenai preserved his best for the last as he pipped Lakshay Sheoran 43-42 in men’s trap final at the 62nd National Shotgun championship held at the JDA Range on Wednesday.
After having dropped six birds in the first three rounds, Kynan dropped only one in the last two rounds to ensure qualification. Lakshay, the Asian Games silver-medallist, had slipped after four rounds of 24, but had qualified on par with Kynan. Prithviraj Tondaiman, who registered an impressive 124 out of 125, settled for the bronze in the single-barrel final.
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Zoravar Singh Sandhu, who had qualified in the second place with 121, finished fourth, ahead of Ronald Kamlunlal Tungdim and Nagesh Anand. Former national champion Anirudh Singh missed the final despite shooting 117, while former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu shot 116 and missed the final by one point.
Lakshay wins junior gold
Lakshay won the junior gold with an impressive round of 47 in the final, comfortably ahead of Manavaditya Singh Rathore and Vrishankaditya Parmar.
Shardul Vihan, the Asian Games silver medallist in double trap, made the junior final with 113 and finished sixth, behind Bhowneesh Mendiratta and Ronald Kamlunlal Tungdim.
- Men: 1. Kynan Chenai 43 (118); 2. Lakshay Sheoran 42 (118); 3. Prithviraj Tondaiman 33 (124).
- Junior men: 1. Lakshay Sheoran 47 (118); 2. Manavaditya Singh Rathore 39 (115); 3. Vrishankaditya Parmar 33 (113).
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