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Khelo: Cheema & 0.2-pt gap deny Sidhu twins joy of double gold

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

twins Vijayveer and Udhayveer were within a fifth of a point, that is 0. 2 points, of winning both the gold medals in shooting at stake at here Monday.

Coming in the way of that dream was World Junior Championship bronze medallist of Punjab, who edged out Vijayveer in the Under-21 final by the slenderest of margins.

Later, won the Under-17 gold comfortably, a said.

made a gallant bid to upstage his rival with two very good shots for 10.5 and 10.7 in the climactic moments.

But even though his team-mate got only 9.9 and 9.8 with his last two shots, Cheema had done well from the start of the final to hold on to a victory by a wafer-thin margin (241.2-240.9) in the Under-21 final, it said.

Later, made light of qualifying in sixth place and kept challenging leader Rajkanwar Singh, again of Punjab, until he crumbled in the last four shots.

trailed till after the 20th shot but followed that up with 10.8, 10.5, 10.3 and 9.3.

Rajkanwar Singh's meltdown saw him shoot 9.9, 9.1, 9. 6 and 9.9 and finish second (238.8-241.1).

The day started on a disappointing note with of the celebrated world junior and champion Saurabh Chaudhry (Uttar Pradesh) deciding against competing here.

The results (finals): Men junior (under-21) 10m air pistol: 1. (Punjab) 241.2; 2. Vijayveer Sidhu (Chandigarh) 240.9; 3. (Haryana) 218.6.

Men junior (under-17) 10m air pistol: 1.Udayveer Sidhu (Chandigarh) 241.1; 2. (Punjab) 238.8; 3. Mukesh Nelavalli (Andhra Pradesh) 216.7.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 20:15 IST