Divyansh pips Rudrankksh for top spot

Kavi Rakshna takes the honours in the women’s air rifle

January 11, 2021 05:54 am | Updated 05:54 am IST - New Delhi

World No. 1 in men’s air rifle, Divyansh Singh Panwar asserted his class by rising to the top position in the second competition of the National shooting selection trials on Sunday.

Qualifiying in the eighth place with 628.7 points, a mere 0.1 point ahead of Srinjoy Datta, Divyansh shot 250.9 in the final, to beat Rudrankksh Patil by 0.8 point for the top spot.

Hazarika third

World junior champion Hriday Hazarika, who had won the first trial, was pushed to the third spot. Youth Olympics silver medallist Shahu Tushar Mane placed fourth while qualification topper Arjun Babuta (632.1) finished seventh.

In the women’s section, Kavi Rakshna of Tamil Nadu emerged on top with 251.4, as she beat qualification topper Nisha Kanwar (630.7) by 0.7 point. Remarkably, Kavi had risen to the top spot after having placed seventh in qualification. World No. 1 and winner of first trial, Elavenil Valarivan placed third.

In the second skeet trials, Amrinder Singh Cheema pipped Fatehbir Singh Shergill in the shootoff after the two tied with 54 in the final. Qualification topper Anantjeet Singh Naruka (121) was overtaken to the third spot by Gurjoat Singh. Raiza Dhillon won the women’s event.

The results:

Air rifle: Men: 1. Divyansh Singh Panwar 250.9 (628.7); 2. Rudrankksh Patil 249.7 (629.7); 3. Hriday Hazarika 229.5 (630.8). Women: 1. C. Kavi Rakshna 251.4 (627.7); 2. Nisha Kanwar 250.7 (630.7); 3. Elavenil Valarivan 229.1 (629.0).

Skeet: Men: 1. Amrinder Singh Cheema 54(2) 119; 2. Fatehbir Singh Shergill 54(1) 119; 3. Gurjoat Singh 43 (116). Women: 1. Raiza Dhillon 50 (114); 2. Darshna Rathore 47 (115); 3. Areeba Khan 39 (110).

Junior men: 1. Abhay Singh Sekhon 54 (111); 2. Rajveer Singh Gill 52 (116); 3. Ayush Rudraraju 41 (118). Junior women: 1. Darshna Rathore 53 (115); 2. Areeba Khan 50 (110); 3. Raiza Dhillon 39 (114) .

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