Five members of the Madurai Rifle Club won 12 medals in the 56th National level Shooting Championship held at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting premises, Tughlagabad, New Delhi, held from December 18 to 30.
S.V. Sarvesh Swaroop Shankar won six medals — two in individual events (gold in 50m three position for junior men, and bronze in 50m three position for men). He also won four medals in the team event (gold in 50m prone and silver in 50m three position for junior men, bronze in 50m three position for men and 10m air rifle for youth). He is the first shooter from Madurai to win two individual medals at a national-level championship.
In the women’s category, Varsha won a bronze medal in the 50m prone team event.
Other winners: Ajay Nithish won two medals (gold in 50m prone team event for junior men and bronze in 10m air rifle team event for youth); Nandhakumar won two medals (silver in 50m three position team event for junior men and bronze in 50m three position team event for men); and Mithilesh won a bronze medal in the 10m air rifle team event for youth.
The winners met the Commissioner of Police Sanjay Mathur, who is also the president of Madurai Rifle Club, along with the Club’s honorary secretary, SVSS.Velshankar.