National Shooting: Karnataka's Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions

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Pune, Dec 18: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here today. The Karnataka shooter was awarded a cash prize of Rs 50,000 by the National Rifles Association of India (NRAI).

Maharashtra's Shital Shivaji Thorat became the new national champion in the 10-metre women's pistol category with a total of 199. Punjab's Harveen Sarao won the silver medal with a total of 197.3, while Prerna Gupta of Uttarakhand settled for the bronze, shooting a total of 173.9.

File photo of Prakash Nanjappa

In the team event, the CRPF trio of Pushpanjali Rana, Rachna Devi and Sakshi Dagar finished at the top with a total of 1122. Maharashtra closely followed for the silver with a total of 1117, while Haryana won the bronze with a total of 1113.

Haryana's Yashashwini Deswal became the new national champion in the 10-metre women junior category, shooting a total of 384. Uttarakhand shooters Prerna Gupta and Mamta Kedia settled for the silver and bronze with a total of 378 and 377, respectively.

In the team event of 10-metre pistol junior women, Haryana again walked away with the gold medal with a total of 1106. Maharashtra, with a total of 1093, finished second, while Madhya Pradesh settled for the bronze medal with 1088.

Haryana shooters stole the show in the 10-metre pistol youth women category as the state's youth brigade bagged both the gold and silver. While Yashashwini again dominated the category to finally emerge as the national champion with a total of 384, her state mate Nayani Bharadwaj won the silver medal with a total of 374.

Fateema Deesawala of Andhra Pradesh settled for the bronze medal with a total of 372. In the team category of the event, Haryana walked away with the gold with a total of 1106, while Madhya Pradesh won the silver, shooting a total of 1089, and Maharashtra finished third to bag the bronze with a total of 1079.

PTI

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