Hungary’s world record holder, Sidi Peters, showed his class to win the 10m Air Rifle gold medal at the third edition of the Sanjay Kakade Group Gun for Glory shooting championship being held at the shooting range of the Balewadi sports complex.
Peters had to shoot in the qualification round on Saturday, due to his rifle being held back by Customs in Mumbai. But the Hungarian was on the mark and finished with a score of 207. Maharashtra’s Rupvikas Ghag clinched silver with a score of 202.1, while the bronze went to Ekambir Mandi, who scored 181.6.
Amanpreet Singh of ONGC saw off the challenge from Samresh Jung to win the gold in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event. Amanpreet scored 197 points, with Jung scoring 196.5. Bronze medal winner Balbir Singh of Rajasthan was way behind with a score of 177.1.
The championship will witness its most popular event, the Challenger Cup, on Sunday. The event, which is known for its unique style, will see the top four men and women shooters in the 10m Air Rifle and 10m Air Pistol category challenge each other for top honours.
In the Surendra Singh national school shooting championship, which is also being held simultaneously, Tamil Nadu’s B S Mithesh clinched the gold in the 10m Air Rifle event. Maharashtra’s Kaushal Mahadik and Ashay Bhave won the silver and bronze medal respectively. In the girls air rifle event, Delhi’s Aditi Singh clinched the gold, while Rajasthan duo of Rashmi Takhar and Geetakshi Dixit won silver and bronze respectively.
In the Boys’ 10m Air Pistol event, the gold went to Visha of UP, with West Bengal’s Arjun Das winning silver, and UP’s Rohan Dev Singh winning bronze. In the girls’ Air Pistol event, Kerala’s D Abhinaya clinched gold, followed by Maharashtra’s Revati Kadam and Andhra’s Saba Fatima.