National Shooting: Shri Nivetha hits bullseye

In men’s 25-metre centre fire pistol, Yogesh Singh of the Navy shot 589 to beat Olympian Gurpreet Singh for the top spot.

Shri Nivetha Paramanantham of Tamil Nadu rose to the top as she beat D. Padma of the Railways by 2.5 points in women’s air pistol.   -  FILE PHOTO/R. RAGU

 

Shri Nivetha Paramanantham of Tamil Nadu rose to the top as she beat D. Padma of the Railways by 2.5 points in women’s air pistol in the third National Shooting selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Wednesday.

On a day when the national women’s, junior and youth champion, Esha Singh, missed the final by two points with 569, after having started in a brilliant fashion with two 100s, Shri Nivetha qualified in the second place with 579, two points behind Yashaswini Singh Deswal.

Eventually Shweta Singh managed to pull ahead of Yashasiwni, Ruchita Vinerkar, Olympian Annu Raj Singh, Pushpanjali Rana and Yogita to the third place.

Yogita had pipped Neeraj Kaur and Harveen Srao on the basis of better inner 10s to grab the last berth in the final. She topped among the juniors, one point ahead of the 14-year-old Esha who had the consolation of topping the youth field.

In men’s 25-metre centre fire pistol, Yogesh Singh of the Navy shot 589 to beat Olympian Gurpreet Singh for the top spot. Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar placed sixth with 577.

In men’s 50-metre rifle prone event, Sanjeev Rajput topped with 624.3

The results:

10m air pistol:

Women: 1. P. Shri Nivetha 239.0 (579); 2. D. Padma 237.4 (572); 3. Shweta Singh 217.6 (575).

Junior women: 1. Yogita 570; 2. Esha Singh 569; 3. Harshada Nithave 567.

Youth women: 1. Esha Singh 569; 2. Neeshu Khokher 562; 3. Alka Singh 557.

50m rifle prone: Men: 1. Sanjeev Rajput 624.3; 2. Swapnil Kusale 622.8; 3. Zahid Husain Parray 622.5.

25m centre fire pistol: Men: 1. Yogesh Singh 589; 2. Gurpreet Singh 587; 3. Anil Singh Yadav 581.