Manavaditya and and Keer claim trap golds at Khelo shooting

Vastavam web: Rajasthan’s Manavaditya Singh Rathore Saturday pulled himself together after an uncertain start and blazed to the men’s under-21 trap shooting gold medal at the Khelo India Youth Games here. If the son of 2004 Olympic Games double trap silver medallist and Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore was on top in the men’s final, it was a fisherman’s daughter, Manish Keer (Madhya Pradesh), who claimed the women’s under-21 trap gold, a media release issued here said. Manisha, a World Junior Championship silver medallist trained by Olympian Mansher Singh, ran out a 38-35 winner over Delhi’s Kirti Gupta.

While Manavaditya found his rhythm, 2018 Asian Games silver medallist Lakshya Sheoran lost his and finished in fourth place. 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.