Shahzar triumphs in a 10 m air gun in National Shooting Trials

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Trust Shahzar Rizvi from Uttar Pradesh to recover each time the latter qualifies. He has been making it a habit and he did it again in the National shooting trials (rifle and gun) in Shooting range of the national games , Vattiyurkkavu on Monday.

And as expected in the final of the 10 m compressed air gun for men in the first of the two tests, the 25-year-old Meerut reached the gold medal with a score of 241.0 after the qualifying round in the 8th finalist with 578.

In the qualification round, Dharmendra Singh Gaharwar (Army, 581) was first followed by Naveen (581), Sharvan Kumar (UP, 580), Jitu Rai (Army, 580), Arpit Tomar (579), Sagar Dangi (UP, 579), Omprakash Mitharval (Army, 578) of the 258 competitors. Jitu, 32, who was honored with Padma Shri last month, is a multiple medalist in World Championships, World Cups, Commonwealth Games, Asian and Commonwealth Championships roaring in the final but was eliminated in the last Round with a 93 card. Until then Jitu seemed ready to reach the podium.

In 2018 in his World Cup debut, Shahzar had won the gold medal with a world record score of 242.3 in the final and silver medals in another World Cup and before that in the 2017 Commonwealth championships there were also won a gold before falling off the radar, but bounced. at the end of 2019 in the national team trials.

Twin Brother Strikes

On Sunday, Rishi Gireesh of Palakkad won a gold medal in a 50-meter male rifle prone in the first test. On Monday, Rishi failed on the two failed trails, but to everyone's surprise, his twin brother, Rithik, won gold with a score of 617.1. Rithik also studies in Delhi and is trained by Satguru Dass.

Launch of Kerala Shooting Academy

The Kerala Shooting Academy based on the shooting range was launched on Monday by sports minister EP Jayarajan. The academy will be trained by four Olympic coaches Abha Dhillon and Parmita Kundu, R Pandian and Bharat Singh. The tests to select 90 apprentices from the academy across the country will begin as of Tuesday.

Results 10m air gun (T1) MEN: Shahzar Rizvi (Air Force, 241.5), Naveen (Har, 241.1), Arpit Tomar (UP, 220.5); JUNIOR: Naveen (HAR, 241.5), Naved Chaudhary (UP, 238.0), Arpit Tomar (UP, 220.6); YOUTH: Shiva Narwal (Har, 243.8), Samrat Rana (HAR, 241.1), Arpit Tomar (UP, 219.7); 50m prone rifle (T2): Chain Singh (Army, 626.3-), Navdeep Singh Rathore (CISF, 624.0), Akhil Sheoran (Rlys, 621.5); junior: Rithik Gireesh (Ker, 617.1), Nitish Kumar (Har, 617.0), Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar (UP, 616.0); WOMEN 25m pistol (T1): Rhythm Sangwan (Har, 28.0), Gauri Sheoran (Har, 26.0), Abhidnya Ashok Patil (Mah 23)