Angad Vir Singh Bajwa wins national skeet title

Vastavam web: Fresh from his Asian Championship title with a world record, Punjab’s Angad Vir Singh Bajwa Friday claimed the men’s skeet crown at the 62nd National Shooting Championship here, reaffirming his status as the country’s best in the event. Angad shot 55 in the final to be tied with Mairaj Ahmed Khan at the end of 60 shots and then pipped the senior pro 6-5 in the shoot-off to come up trumps.

In Thiruvananthapuram, where the rifle and pistol events are being held, Asian Games and Youth Olympic Games champion Saurabh Chaudhary combined with Devanshi Dhama to bag the 10m air pistol mixed team title for their state Uttar Pradesh. In the Pink City, Angad had scraped through to the final, bagging the sixth and final spot with a qualification round score of 119, after coming through another shoot-off.

Mairaj had topped the qualifications chart with a 122 along with Gurjoat Singh of Punjab. Amrinder Singh Cheema, also representing Punjab, won bronze with a final score of 45.