Lakshay Sheoran continued his run of success as he won the second trial in men’s trap, following his victory in the first trial.
SHEORAN MANAGED TO SCORE 43 IN THE FINALS
Sheoran managed to score 122, which topped the qualifying round. In the final, he managed to score 43 to come out on top of the competitor Indian international Prithviraj Tondaiman, from Tamil Nadu. In the first trial, he had scored 46 to defeat his competitor, Rajasthan’s Adhiraj Rathore, who could score 42.
Sheoran was born in Jind, Haryana, on 4 November 1998. Son of a sportsman, he started training for shooting in 2014. He initially started air pistol shooting, but later switched to shotgun shooting after visiting Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.
He became national junior champion in the 2016 National Shooting Championships, Representing Haryana. Sheoran theb won his second junior national title in 2017 after defeating Rajasthan’s Vivaan Kapoor by 41-39.
At the 2017 ISSF Junior World Cup in Italy, Sheoran was paired with Manisha Keer for the mixed team event and they went on to win the bronze medal. At the 2018 event, he was paired with Vivaan Kapoor and Ali Aman Elahi for the men’s trap team event, and went on to win a bronze medal.
At his maiden appearance in the Asian Games in 2018, he won silver medal after losing to Chinese Taipei’s Yang Kun-pi’s world record-equalling score of 48 in the final. His medal-winning performance made him one of the only three Indians with silver medals in the men’s trap event, the other two being Karni Singh and Manavjit Singh Sandhu.
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