Friday, September 21, 2012

Rathore wins gold in Sajjan Singh shooting championship!

Athens Olympics silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won the gold medal in the double trap men's competition at the ninth Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters shooting championship on Thursday.

The 42-year-old Rathore shot 141+47 to win the yellow metal, while Mohd Asab (142+44) and Sangram Dahiya (136+43) won the silver and bronze respectively at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges.

In double trap junior men's competition, Shyaan Masood (130) won the gold medal, while Mohd Shees (114) and Syed Ali Bin Hadi (112) bagged the silver and bronze medals.

In double trap women event, Seema Tomar shot 89 to clinch the gold, while Shreyasi Singh (82) and Varsha Tomar (82) won the silver and bronze respectively.

The competition, which is on invitation on the basis of performances in the last national championship, started with the trap event. The skeet will now take place on Saturday and Sunday, the concluding day of the championship.

The competition will be followed by two set of selection trials in shotgun. The first set of trials will be from September 26 to 29 and the second will be from October 1 to 4.

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