It looks like India is on a medal-winning streak one after another. After Mary Kom’s Gold and Dipa Karmakar’s Bronze, it was Madhya Pradesh’s Varsha Varman who secured a Women’s Trap Gold at the ongoing 62nd National Championship for shotgun events on Monday.
Earlier Varsha had narrowly missed qualifying for the Jakarta Asian Games final. Varsha scored a shot 38 in the finale match, just a point ahead of Junior World Cup finalist Delhi’s Soumya Gupta. Soumya ended with 37 hits for the silver medal.
In the qualification round, Varsha’s state-mate Manisha Keer topped the charts with a score of 116. Varsha secured the second place with a score of 114.
Defending champion Shagun Chowdhary won the bronze medal with a finale effort of 30.
Among other finalists, Snehlata Singh Rajawat and Kirti Gupta were the other two participants making it to the top 5.
Snehlata Rajawat was placed fifth with 71 out of 75, ahead of Kirti Gupta. Snehlata did well to make the final after a below-par fourth round of 19.
Manisha Keer, who had topped the junior qualification round as well with an identical score of 116, managed to get a bronze with a final score of 29. She managed to leave behind Bhavna Chaudhary and Mahima Vishwakarma.
Soumya, however, annexed the Junior Women’s Trap title with 38 hits in the final over state-mate Aadya Tripathi’s 37 hits.
Rajeshwari Kumari (108), World Cup silver medallist Seema Tomar (107), Commonwealth Games double trap champion Shreyasi Singh (105) placed ninth to 11th in that order.
Tamil Nadu’s Nivetha Nenthirasigamani, who had won the mixed bronze with Prithviraj Tondaiman, could muster only 102 and was placed 16th.