Maharashtra shooters hold sway again

Pune: Shooters from Maharashtra continued to dominate in various categories on day two of Sanjay Kakade Group Gun for Glory shooting championship at the Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex at Balewadi here today.

The host state`s charge was led by Aliana Paul and Jui Pawan Singh, who won the women`s clay pigeon and 10m air rifle (civilians) events, respectively.

Maharashtra`s Ashutosh Murkute won gold in pigeon trap event in men`s as well as juniors category, while Vikram Kakade bagged a bronze in the former, scoring four points less than Murkute.

In the clay pigeon event for women, Aliana Paul dominated her rivals - beating the silver medal winner Nivetha by 21 points.

In the women`s 10m Air Rifle (civilian), Jui Pawan Singh scored 395 points, two more than the silver medal winner Savita Thakur of Punjab. Maharashtra`s Vedangi Tuljapurkar settled for bronze.

Another Maharashtra boy Tejas Karle won the gold in 10m Air Rifle (civilian).
There were two events where Maharashtra shooters ran away with all the medals.

In the 10m Air Pistol for women (civilian), Sheetal Thorat won the gold, Sonali Parerao silver and Shradha Nalamwar pocketed bronze.

In the 10m Air Pistol event for men (civilian), Vikam Dhama won gold, Ruchit Kapadia silver, while Shehzad Mirza settled for a bronze.

The championship, in its third year, is being hosted by Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation for the National Rifle Association.


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