Monday, February 6, 2023

Patil shocks Tomar to top men’s 10m air rifle trials

Eighteen-year-old Rudrankksh Patil upset Tokyo Olympian Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar to win the men’s 10m Air Rifle T6 National Shooting trials here on Monday.
Patil and Tomar finished first and second in the eight-man semi-final stage, with scores of 261.9 and 261.3 respectively, to set themselves up for the gold medal decider.
In the final, Patil, a Junior World Championship silver medallist and junior World Cup gold medallist, edged out Tomar with a 16-6 victory at the MP State Shooting Academy Range.
Earlier, in the 392-strong qualifying field, Rudrankksh shot 630.2 to finish second behind the Air Force’s Ravi Kumar, who shot a round of 630.7. Aishwary shot 629.4 to finish fourth.
Rajasthan’s Yash Vardhan was the other star of the day, registering a double with wins in both the junior men’s and youth men’s 10m air rifle T6 trials.
In the juniors, he beat Rudrankksh 17-7 in the final while in the youth section he overcame Andhra’s Maddineni Umamahesh with a tighter 17-15 scoreline.
At the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi, Kashish Mehra of Haryana won the men’s 25m centre fire pistol T5 trials with an aggregate score of 587.

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