National Shooting Championship: Rajshree Sancheti bags gold


Delhi girl, Rajshree Sancheti won gold in the women’s air rifle category at the 64th National shooting championship in Bhopal on Tuesday. She defeated Himachal Pradesh’s Zeena Khitta by 1.7 point. The spectators and her opponents alike were impressed with her consistency in her last six shots. Her last two shots 10.5 and 10.4 propelled her to win the competition. She had the most consistent shots among the 599 shooters.

The world champions and record holders’ performances were not something to write home about. Elavenil Valarivan, former World no 1 and an Olympian, missed out on the finals by 0.6 points and was placed 12th with 626.8. Another Olympic medallist and world record holder, Apurvi Chandela, secured the 167th place with a total of 617.3. She had quite a disappointing fifth series performing below par 98.7. Anjum Moudgil attained the 35th place after 623.8. Anjum is a World Championship silver medalist.

Tamil Nadu’s pride Narmada Nithin wins junior gold

Narmada Nithin defeated Zeena Khitta by 1.7 point to win the junior gold. She scored a perfect 10.9. Shreya Agrawal had made quite an impression after topping the qualification round but she slipped to the third place to win bronze at the event. Aayushi Gupta missed the medal by a half a point.

Results at a glimpse

Women: 10m air rifle: 1. Rajshree Sancheti 251.8 (628.9); 2. Zeena Khitta 250.1 (627.4); 3. Shreya Agrawal 227.7 (631.4).

Juniors: 1. R Narmada Nithin 252.1 (627.5); 2. Zeena Khitta 250.4 (627.4); 3. Pahuni Pawar 227.6 (627.7).

Youth: 1. Anshika Gupta 250.4 (625.8); 2. Ramita 249.9 (628.3); 3. Mansi Pansare 228.4 (625.8).


  • Rajshree Sancheti from Delhi won women’s air rifle gold. She defeated Zeena Khitta by 1.7 point at the 64th National shooting championship.
  • Former World no. 1 Elavenil Valarivan placed 12th on the rankings.
  • Olympic medallist, Apurvi Chandela was placed 167th.
  • Anjum Moudgil secured the 35th rank.
  • Narmada Nithin, hailing from Tamil Nadu shoots a perfect 10.9 to win the junior gold after beating Zeena Khitta.
  • Qualification rounds topper Shreya Agrawal finished bronze.

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