Sift Kaur Samra, the current Asian Games gold medalist, secured her second consecutive victory in the women’s 50m rifle 3-positions category, surpassing her senior Punjab state counterpart Anjum Moudgil at the National Shooting Championship held on Wednesday. Ganemat Sekhon and Anantjeet Singh Naruka, widely considered India’s top women’s and men’s skeet shooters, further solidified their reputation by clinching their inaugural individual senior national titles at the Karni Singh Ranges.
Sift secured the gold medal by shooting 465.7 in the final, displacing Anjum to the second position with a score of 463.8. Ashi Chouksey from Madhya Pradesh claimed the third spot, recording a score of 452. Although Anjum initially took the lead after the first 15 ‘kneeling’ position shots, Sift surpassed her during the 15 ‘prone’ shots and maintained the lead. Any aspirations Anjum had of catching up to Sift in the final were dashed when she scored poorly with a 9.8 on her 43rd shot.
Sift Kaur Samra and Anjum secured the team gold for Punjab, while Nischal, a promising young shooter from Haryana, set a new national record in the qualifications with an impressive score of 595. This achievement not only allowed her to lead the round but also positioned Sift in second place with a score of 593. Ashi claimed the third spot with 590 points, while Anjum secured the eighth and final qualifying position with a score of 587.
World record holder Sift Kaur Samra won Gold 🥇 in women's 50m 3P, while Anantjeet Singh and Ganemat Sekhon claimed the top honours in men's and women's skeet events at the National #Shooting Championship! 🔫
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In the Skeet event, Ganemat from Punjab and Anantjeet from Rajasthan followed distinct paths to achieve the same outcome.
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