Shooting National selection trials: Rajput establishes class again

Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, who topped the junior event, pipped Olympian Chain Singh to the third place. Qualification topper Parul Kumar (1178) placed fifth and was followed by Monu Kumar, Ajay Thakur and Rahul Poonia in that order.

Sanjeev Rajput won the men’s rifle 3-position event ahead of Swapnil Kusale in the first of the shooting National selection trials on Friday.   -  REUTERS

Sanjeev Rajput established his class yet again as he won the men’s rifle 3-position event ahead of Swapnil Kusale in the first of the shooting National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range in Tughlakabad on Friday.

Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, who topped the junior event, pipped Olympian Chain Singh to the third place. Qualification topper Parul Kumar (1178) placed fifth and was followed by Monu Kumar, Ajay Thakur and Rahul Poonia in that order.

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In the 25-metre rapid fire pistol, Harshwardhan Yadav pipped Olympian Gurpreet Singh 29-27 for the first place, while Adarsh Singh took the third place. Adarsh topped the junior event ahead of Anish.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anish Bhanwala, who topped qualification with a high score of 588, was sixth behind Wazeer Singh Rathee and Bhavesh Shekhawat.
 

The results:

50m rifle 3-position:

Men: 1. Sanjeev Rajput 461.0; 2. Swapnil Kusale 458.9; 3. Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar 446.5.

Junior men: 1. Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar 456.9 (1165); 2. Harshit Binjwa 450.4 (1150); 3. Sartaj Singh Tiwana 438.9 (1151).

25m rapid fire pistol:

Men:
1. Harshwardhan Yadav 29 (581); 2. Gurpreet Singh 27 (580); 3. Adarsh Singh 23 (578).

Junior men:
1. Adarsh Singh 28 (578); 2. Anish Bhanwala 27 (588); 3. Ayush Sangwan 21 (564).