National Shooting Championship: Arjun Singh Cheema and Arshdeep Kaur win gold; Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma fails to secure any medals

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At the 64th National shooting championship, both Arjun Singh Cheema and Arshdeep Kaur have won gold in the mixed air pistol category for Punjab. The duo beat Saurabh Chaudhary and Devanshi Dhama by 17-15. The event took place at the Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Monday. The most surprising aspect of the entire event was that Olympic champions Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Sharma finished in sixth place after the second round. It goes without saying that the duo did not win any medal. Ruchita Vinerkar and Arjun Das won bronze after defeating Tamil Nadu’s Ravi Varma and Shri Nivetha 16-8.


Hopes were riding high on Shweta Singh and Amanpreet Singh. In the qualifying rounds for ONGC, both Shweta abs Amanpreet had come first, but they could not recreate their performance in the final round. Both of them exited the game after finishing seventh. The mixed air pistol junior round was dominated by Sarabjot Singh and Rhythm Sangwan. Saurabh Chaudhary and Devanshi Dhama lost to them 8-16.
Shiva and Shikha Narwal won the youth gold. Devanshi Dhama did not go empty-handed either. She clinched the bronze medal with the help of Monu Kumar.

The event results at a glimpse:
Mixed air pistol: 1. Punjab (Arjun Singh Cheema, Arshdeep Kaur) 17 (385) 568; 2. Uttar Pradesh (Saurabh Chaudhary, Devanshi Dhama) 15 (384) 572; 3. Railways (Ruchita Vinerkar, Arjun Das) 16 (384) 569; 4. Tamil Nadu (Ravi Varma, Shri Nivetha) 8 (383) 566.

Juniors: 1. Haryana (Sarabjot Singh, Rhythm Sangwan) 16 (383) 575; 2. UP (Saurabh Chaudhary, Devanshi Dhama) 8 (385) 573; 3. Telangana (Esha Singh, Kaushik Gopu) 16 (378) 570; 4. Karnataka (Priya, Gursimran Singh) 6 (380) 562.

Youth: 1. Haryana (Shiva Narwal, Shikha Narwal) 16 (383) 575; 2. Maharashtra (Tejas Prakash, Varidhi) 2 (378) 562; 3. UP (Devanshi, Monu Kumar) 16 (376) 561; 4. Gujarat (Manav, Vidhi) 0 (374) 559.

Highlights

  • The 64th National shooting championship was held at Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Monday.Arjun Singh Cheema and Arshdeep Kaur won gold at the mixed air pistol round.
  • Shiva and Shikha Narwal won the youth gold.
  • Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Sharma finished in sixth place.
  • Sarabjot Singh and Rhythm Sangwan won the mixed air pistol junior round.
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