National shooting selection trials: Arjun shines in 50-metre free pistol open event

In the combined event for men and women, Shikha Narwal was the best among the women as she placed eighth with 534. Esha Singh shot 530 for the 11th spot.

Shikha Narwal was the best among the women as she placed eighth with 534. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)   -  Getty Images

World junior champion Arjun Singh Cheema shot 564 to top the 50-metre free pistol open event in the shooting national selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Arjun was far ahead of the pack as Nikhil Chandila took the second place with 549.

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In the combined event for men and women, Shikha Narwal was the best among the women as she placed eighth with 534. Esha Singh shot 530 for the 11th spot.

The results:

50m free pistol:
Open: 1. Arjun Singh Cheema 564; 2. Nikhil Chandila 549; 3. Ajinkya Chavan 543.

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