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National Shooting: Gold for Manavjit, Bindra wins silver

Source: PTI
December 22, 2012 16:48 IST
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Olympian Manavjit Singh Sandhu on Saturday clinched the trap gold medal while unheralded Chain Singh of Army bagged the yellow metal in 10-metre air rifle event ahead of Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, at the 56th National Shooting Championship in New Delhi.

Sandhu won the gold with a score of 117 + 22 while the silver was won by Birendeep Sodhi of Air India who shot 116 + 23. The bronze went to Zoravar Singh Sandhu of Air India for scoring 118 + 20.

In the finals of air rifle men event, Chain Singh shot 594 + 102.4 leaving behind Bindra, who shot 591 + 103.2.

The bronze was won by Satyendra Singh of Army -- he shot 590 + 104.1.

The free pistol men's event was also completed today and the gold medal was won by Om Prakash of Army who scored 556 + 93.6. The silver medal went to Gurpal Singh of Army for scoring 551 + 96.6 while Amanpreet Singh of ONGC won the bronze after shooting 548 + 96.5.

In trap junior men's event, G S Sharan of Karnataka won the gold medal with a score of 112. Mohd. Shees of UP bagged the silver for scoring 100, while the bronze went to Adhiraj Singh Rathore of Rajasthan.

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