Samresh completes golden double in sajjan memorial shooting
Jalandhar, Apr 13 (UNI) Ace marksman Samresh Jung claimed his second gold as CISF shooters won top positions in two events out of three at stake on the penultimate day of the 4th Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Masters Memorial Shooting Championship at PAP Shooting Range here today.
The Commonwealth Games hero, representing Central Industrial Security Force, shot 567 (192+192+183) points out of possible 600 in the 25 metres Standard Pistol competition for men. CK Chaudhary of Army won the silver with a total shot of 564 (191+188+185) points, while Olympian Jaspal Rana of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation finished third with 558 (189+192+177) points.
Samresh had earlier clinched gold in 50 metres Free Pistol event with a new national record tally of 570 points on the inaugural day of the competitions on April 9. He had also pocketed bronze in the Centre Fire event.
Meanwhile, Samresh's compatriot Sonia Rana claimed gold in the 100 metres Pistol for women as the CISF shooter secured 382 (97+94+97+94) points. The silver medal also went to CISF with Amu Raj Singh shooting 380 points (92+94+97+97), while Shweta Chaudhary of Indian Airlines won bronze with 374 (93+93+93+95) points.
Olympian Deepali Deshpande won gold in the 50 metres Free Pistol for women with a score of 575 points. Kuheli Gangulee of CISF settled for silver with 570 points, while Maharashtra's Tejaswini Sawant, who yesterday won gold in the 10 metres Air Rifle, secured bronze with 567 points.
According to organising secretary TS Dhillon, the medal winners and Olympians will be honoured at the closing ceremony tomorrow.
The second trials of Free Rifle Prone and Standard Rife Prone, Centre Fire Pistol and Air Pistol for men will also commence tomorrow.
Results: 25 metres Standard Pistol: 1. Samresh Jung (CISF) 567; 2. CK Chaudhary (Army) 564; 3. Jaspal Rana (ONGC) 558 10 metres Pistol: 1. Sonia Rana (CISF) 382; 2. Annu Raj Singh (CISF) 380; 3. Shewta Chaudhary (Indian Airlines) 375 50 metres Rifle: 1. Deepali Deshpande 575; 2. Kuheli Gangulee (CISF) 570; 3. Tejaswani Sawant (Mah) 567 UNI XC PDS RS1908