Shooting National trials: Bhanwala, Jawanda win gold

Vijay Kumar made the final in the third trial, but he, along with Gurpreet, missed the final in the fourth with identical score of 574.

In the third and fourth trials, first it was Anish, who beat Olympian Gurpreet Singh 32-31 for the top slot after having topped qualification with 583 along with Neeraj Kumar.   -  PTI

Anish Bhanwala and Anhad Jawanda took turns to win the men’s rapid fire competition in the National shooting selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad.

In the third and fourth trials, first it was Anish, who beat Olympian Gurpreet Singh 32-31 for the top slot after having topped qualification with 583 along with Neeraj Kumar.

On Sunday, it was Anhad Jawanda, who beat another junior Shivam Shukla 33-31, shooting perfect five thrice in the final, including on the last two cards. He had a modest 575 in qualification, while Neeraj, who topped with 582, had to settle for third.

Vijay Kumar made the final in the third trial, but he, along with Gurpreet, missed the final in the fourth with identical score of 574.

In women’s air pistol, Heena Sidhu and Yashaswini Singh Deswal missed the final by one point after shooting an identical 380.

It did emphasise the impressive quality of the shooters whose scores ranged from 385 to 381. Harveen Srao topped with 237.8 in the final as she beat Shweta Singh by 2.2 points while Priya Raghav took the third place.

In women’s rifle 3-position event, Shreya Saksena topped with 451.8, just 0.3 point ahead of Raj Choudhary. Anjum Moudgil beat Aditi Singh for the third place while Tejaswini Sawant, Dilreen Gill and Anjali Bhagwat were placed sixth to eighth.

The results:

Men, 25m rapid fire pistol-3: 1. Anish Bhanwala 32 (583); 2. Gurpreet Singh 31 (577); 3. Shivam Shukla 25 (578).

25m rapid fire pistol-4: 1. Anhad Jawanda 33 (575); 2. Shivam Shukla 31 (574); 3. Neeraj Kumar 24 (582).

Women: 10m air pistol: 1. Harveen Srao 237.8 (383); 2. Shweta Singh 235.6 (385); 3. Priya Raghav 216.4 (381).

50m rifle 3-position: 1. Shreya Saksena 451.8 (580); 2. Raj Choudhary 451.5 (575); 3. Anjum Moudgil 439.6 (578).