Mansher Singh shot 137 and pipped Anirudh Singh by one point for the trap gold in the ninth Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi memorial Masters shotgun championship at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Tuesday.
Mansher, a four-time Olympian who missed out making the squad for the London Games, topped the qualifiers with a total of 118 and shot 19 in the final to finish first in a strong field that was without reigning Asian champion and former World champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu.
Anwer Sultan shot, 20 out of 25 — the best score in the final, but had to settle for the bronze.
Overnight leader Zorawar Singh was two points behind the leader at the end of the qualification rounds and fell behind by two more points to be fourth with a total of 134, while Vikram Deo Singh and Prithviraj Tondaiman shot 133 each to finish fifth and sixth respectively. In the women’s section, Varsha Tomar beat Shikha Baduria and Seema Tomar by one point for the gold.
Shreyasi Singh had led along with Seema Tomar with 63 after the qualification, but shot 11 points in the final to be placed fourth with a total of 74, two points ahead of Varsha Varman.
The results: Trap: Men: 1. Mansher Singh 137 (118); 2. Anirudh Singh 136 (117); 3. Anwer Sultan 135 (115). Junior men: 1. G. S. Sharan 112; 2. Mohammed Sheez 108; 3. Charu Vikram Singh 106. Women: 1. Varsha Tomar 78 (61); 2. Shikha Baduria 77 (4) 58; 3. Seema Tomar 77 (3) 63.