Shotgun WC: Angad stays in the hunt

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa is now placed 14th in a strong field of 113 shooters in the men’s skeet event.

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa shot a perfect third round of 25 to stay in the race of men’s skeet in the Shotgun World Championship in Moscow on Friday.

With a total of 72 from three rounds, two point behind the leaders, Angad found himself in the 14th place in a strong field of 113 shooters.

Two more rounds on Saturday will culminate with the top six competing in a progressive knock-out format for the medals. Sheeraz Sheikh shot 24 in the third round to take his total to 69, while Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan was not at his best and had a total of 68, following rounds of 24, 21 and 23.

In the junior men’s event, Arjun Singh Mann was on 67, while Anant Jeet Singh Naruka and Hamza Sheikh were on 66. The juniors will also have two more rounds, followed by the final for the top six.

In women’s skeet, it was a below par fare, as all the three Indian shooters invariably had one poor round. Maheshwari Chauhan shot 62, with a 23 on the second day, while Saniya Sheikh and Rashmmi Rathore wound up with 60 each. The Indian women were placed 49th, 52nd and 61st respectively.

In junior women’s section, Ganemat Sekhon shot relatively much better to reach a total of 67, following rounds of 23, 22 and 22, but missed the final by two points. She was placed ninth, while Areeba Khan (56) and Simranpreet Kaur (52) took the 31st and 33rd spots respectively.