Pune: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here on Thursday.
The Karnataka shooter was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 by the National Rifles Association of India (NRAI). Maharshtra's Shital Shivaji Thorat became the new national champion in the 10-metre women's pistol category with a total of 199. Punjab's Harveen Sarao won the silver medal with a total of 197.3, while Prerna Gupta of Uttarakhand settled for the bronze, shooting a total of 173.9.
In the team event, the CRPF trio of Pushpanjali Rana, Rachna Devi and Sakshi Dagar finished at the top with a total of 1122. Maharashtra closely followed for the silver with a total of 1117, while Haryana won the bronze with a total of 1113.
Haryana's Yashashwini Deswal became the new national champion in the 10-metre women junior category, shooting a total of 384. Uttarakhand shooters Prerna Gupta and Mamta Kedia settled for the silver and bronze with a total of 378 and 377, respectively.
In the team event of 10-metre pistol junior women, Haryana again walked away with the gold medal with a total of 1106. Maharashtra, with a total of 1093, finished second, while Madhya Pradesh settled for the bronze medal with 1088.
Haryana shooters stole the show in the 10-metre pistol youth women category as the state's youth brigade bagged both the gold and silver. While Yashashwini again dominated the category to finally emerge as the national champion with a total of 384, her state mate Nayani Bharadwaj won the silver medal with a total of 374. Fateema Deesawala of Andhra Pradesh settled for the bronze medal with a total of 372.
In the team category of the event, Haryana walked away with the gold with a total of 1106, while Madhya Pradesh won the silver, shooting a total of 1089, and Maharashtra finished third to bag the bronze with a total of 1079.