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Angad Vir Singh Bajwa bags a bronze in shooting in Universiade

Angad.

Angad.  

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa held on to his good form to clinch the men’s skeet bronze in the 30th Universiade on Wednesday.

Asian champion Angad, who had a world record 60 out of 60 in the final, shot 44 in the final and missed a better medal by one point. He had qualified for the final in third place with 122 out of 125. “I am upset that I missed the silver, but happy with the qualification,” said Angad.

Coming back from ill-health, when he missed two World Cups, and competing in a top competition, it was an impressive performance by Angad.

 

“I was ill before this, had not trained much and needed a break after a hectic season. Before this competition, I got to prepare the way I wished, on my own and with the right intensity,” said Angad.

He was pleased with the way he handled the scrutiny, and hoped that “this competition will be a stepping stone to the World Cup in Finland.”

It will be the last World Cup in shotgun to win Olympic quota places. Thereafter, it will be the Asian championship for the Olympic quota for the Indian shooters in their quest for a berth in Tokyo 2020.

It was the third medal for the Indian shooters, following the individual silver and team bronze by Elavenil Valarivan in women’s air rifle.

The results:

Men’s skeet: 1. Nicolas Vasiliou (Cyp) 56 (119); 2. Timi Vallonemi (Fin) 54 (121); 3. Angad Vir Singh Bajwa 44 (122); 17. Indreshwar Sekhon 101.

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