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Khelo shooting: Manavaditya and Keer claim trap golds

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Rajasthan's Manavaditya Singh Rathore Saturday pulled himself together after an uncertain start and blazed to the men's under-21 gold medal at here.

If the son of double trap silver medallist and Minister was on top in the men's final, it was a fisherman's daughter, (Madhya Pradesh), who claimed the women's under-21 trap gold, a issued here said.

Manisha, a World Junior Championship silver medallist trained by Olympian Mansher Singh, ran out a 38-35 winner over Delhi's

While Manavaditya found his rhythm, silver medallist Lakshya Sheoran lost his and finished in fourth place.

Manavaditya, aged 19, shot down only five of the first 10 targets in the high-pressure final but bounced back by shooting nine of the next 10 to be in a comfortable third spot with five shots left before the first of the six finalists would be eliminated.

Manavaditya admitted that he felt pressure in the final and also throughout the competition.

"Pressure is very important as it makes you stay alert. You just have to stop yourself from over thinking," the young shooter was quoted as saying in the release.

The results (finals): Men's under-21 Trap:1. (Rajasthan) 39; 2. Bhowneesh Mendiratta (Haryana) 34; 3. Shardul Vihan (Uttar Pradesh) 26.

Women's under-21 Trap:1. (Madhya Pradesh) 38; 2. (Delhi) 35; 3. (Delhi) 25.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 18:35 IST