Manavjit fetches two medals in Asian Clay shooting

Updated: Mar 31, 2010, 14:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu combined with Mansher Singh and Birendeep Singh to clinch the men`s trap team gold but settled for silver in the individual event of the Asian Clay Shooting Championship in Bangkok.

Manavjit (120/125), Mansher (110) and Birendeep (111) won the Gold medal with a score of 341/375.

Manavjit took the silver individually with a score of 120+18. He was tied with a Kuwaiti shooter in the qualifying round in which both had scores of 120/125. But in the finals, the Kuwaiti shooter won the gold with 19/25, whereas Manavjit could shoot only 18/25.

Yesterday, in the women`s Trap event, Shreyasi Singh (58/75), Seema Tomar (54) and Varsha Tomar (54) won the Bronze medal in team event, the National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) said in a statement.