National Selection Trials Shooting: Pankaj Mukheja, Nancy, and Rhythm Sangwan won their respective titles

The qualification was topped by local player (50m rifle 3 positions) Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar with a score of 591. He, however, missed out on making it to the gold medal match in the ranking round.

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Rhythm Sangwan pipped Neha to clinch the top spot.

National Selection Trials Shooting: Pankaj Mukheja, Nancy, and Rhythm Sangwan won their respective titles

National Selection Trials Shooting: Pankaj Mukheja, Nancy, and Rhythm Sangwan won their respective titles | Sportz Point
Rhythm Sangwan pipped Neha to clinch the top spot.
The qualification was topped by local player (50m rifle 3 positions) Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar with a score of 591. He, however, missed out on making it to the gold medal match in the ranking round.

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Pankaj Mukheja won the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions title while Haryana’s shooting pair of Nancy and Rhythm Sangwan topped the women’s 10m air rifle and 25m pistol events respectively in the National Selection Trials Shooting at the Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy Range in Bhopal, on Friday.

Also Read: National Selection Trials Shooting: Divyansh Singh Panwar wins 10m air rifle title

National Selection Trials Shooting: Pankaj Mukheja, Nancy, and Rhythm Sangwan won their respective titles | Sportz Point
Rhythm Sangwan pipped Neha to clinch the top spot. Image- Sportstar – The Hindu

The 21-year-old Pankaj got the better of Paris Olympics quota winner Swapnil Kusale 16-12 in a hard-fought match. The qualification was topped by local player and India’s top shooter (50m rifle 3 positions) Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar with a score of 591. Aishwary, however, missed out on making it to the gold medal match in the ranking round. In the ranking round, he scored 407.4 while Swapnil was second with 408. Pankaj topped with 413.7 marks.

Meanwhile, in the women’s 10m air rifle, Nancy beat Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal 16-10 on the third day of the Group A National Selection Trials. Mehuli topped the qualification round with a score of 633.8 among 42 players but was outclassed by Nancy in the final. While Rhythm Sangwan continued her stellar performance with 32 accurate shots in the 25m pistol medal match. Neha of Uttar Pradesh came second with 31 targets and Isha Singh of Telangana came third with 21 targets.

While among the juniors, Gautami Bhanot of MP continued her good form, clinching the women’s 10m air rifle T3 trials. She had won in Korea last year and clinched gold at the Khelo India Youth Games at the same venue. Meanwhile, Delhi’s Naamya Kapoor won the junior women’s 25m pistol while her compatriot Shivam Dabas clinched the junior men’s 50m rifle 3 positions title.

Also Read: National Selection Trials Shooting: India’s Manu Bhaker won the women’s 25m pistol title on the opening day

National Selection Trials Shooting Results:

10m air rifle: Women: 1. Nancy 16 (263.2) 629.0; 2. Mehuli Ghosh 10 (265.1) 633.0; 3. Shreya Agrawal 261.6 (629.4); 4. Manini Kaushik 261.2 (629.5)

Junior women: 1. Gautami Bhanot 17 (262.5) 627.0; 2. Jasmeen Kaur 9 (262.2) 626.0; 3. Isha Taksale 261.4 (625.9); 4. Hazel 261.3 (627.7)

50m rifle 3-position: Men: 1. Pankaj Mukheja 16 (413.7) 583; 2. Swapnil Kusale 12 (408.0) 584; 3. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar 407.4 (591); 4. Chain Singh 404.6 (589)

Junior men: 1. Shivam Dabas 17 (399.8) 576; 2. Vedant Waghmare 15 (400.8) 584; 3. Sartaj Singh Tiwana 379.1 (573); 4. Avinash Yadav 393.8 (570)

25m sports pistol: Women: 1. Rhythm Sangwan 32 (14) 580; 2. Neha 31 (12) 580; 3. Esha Singh 21 (14) 575; 4. Divya TS 11 (16) 577

Junior women: 1. Naamya Kapoor 27 (12) 569; 2. Payal 26 (12) 575; 3. Megana Sadula 15 (11) 573; 4. Manvi Jain 10 (15) 570

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