Sports News, Nation, (New Delhi), June 15:-Madhya Pradesh’s Anil Kumar secured gold at the second day of the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi.
Even after topping the charts in the qualification round, 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang missed out on a medal in the 10m air rifle category.
Anil started off on the right foot and maintained his grip to score 246.7 and clinched the gold medal, while Air Force’s Manoj Dalal scored 245.2 to take the second spot. Manoj’s teammate from the Air Force clinched the bronze medal with a score of 224.6.
In the 10m air rifle youth men category, Aishwarya Tomar of Madhya Pradesh had thought he did enough to clinch the gold medal as he scored 249.9, but Sahu Mane of Maharashtra had other plans as he shot to glory with a narrow difference of .2 on the cumulative score line (251.1). Rajasthan’s Yashwardan settled for bronze as he scored 229.9.
However, the lad from Rajasthan didn’t lose focus when it came to the 10m air rifle junior men category and sealed the gold medal. Sahu Mane struck silver while another Maharashtra lad Lagad Gorak settled for the bronze medal.
Gun for Glory para-shooter and last year’s defending champion of the 10m Air Rifle (IPC) Standing Championship (Para), Swaroop Unhalkar of Maharashtra, left his opponents behind as he defended his title with a score of 608.5.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)