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Mairaj, Gurjoat lead qualifiers of men's skeet in Nationals

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab's Gurjoat Singh shot down all the 100 targets over four rounds of qualifying to lead the men's skeet field in National Shooting Championship here on Thursday.

Punjab also dominated in other skeet shooting categories with Rajveer Singh Gill leading the men's junior field while Ganemat Shekhon led both the women's and women's junior categories with one more round to go on Friday, followed by the finals.

Mairaj and Gurjoat began the day by sharing the top spot with India international Smit Singh, who had also shot two perfect rounds on Wednesday.

However, Smit missed a couple on the day to be part of a chasing pack of four with 98 hits in the 110-strong field.

Others include Tokyo 2020 quota winner and joint finals world record holder, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, and another India international, Amarinder Singh Cheema, besides youngster Rajveer.

Rajveer was the most impressive, returning three perfect rounds on the bounce, including two on Thursday to also lead the men's junior field.

Ganemat Shekhon, part of the Indian team at the Doha Asian Championships, missed three on the day and with her two misses on Wednesday, was one ahead of Areeba Khan, who has missed six overall till now.

Darshna Rathore of Rajasthan was giving Areeba company on 94.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 28 2019. 20:00 IST
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