Delhi State Inter-School Shooting Championship: Parth Makhija wins gold in 10-m air rifle
New Delhi: Parth Makhija of Manav Sthali School clinched the gold with a good score of 621.40 in 10 meter Air Rifle (ISSF) (Junior Men event), while Mohit Kr Agnihotri of Mount Abu Public School won the silver with 620 score and St Francis SS School's Kartik Sharma bagged the bronze medal with 586.50 points in the 21st Delhi State Inter-School Shooting Championship that ended here on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Aartika Bhayana from JD Tytler School won the gold in 10 meter Air Rifle (ISSF) Junior Women with 398.7 points and Deepasha Sachdeva of Bhatnagar International School got the silver with 391.5 score.
Shaurya Sarin of Vasant Valley School scored 562 in 10 meter Air Pistol (ISSF) Junior Men event to win the gold medal, while Manish Gaur of Kendriya Vidyalaya, JNU won the silver with 557 points. Prakashal Jain from Amity International School bagged the bronze medal with 553 points.
SSLT Gujrat Sr Secodary School's Rishika Verma shot 357 to win the gold medal in 10 meter Air Rifle (ISSF) Junior women event, while Damini Jai Singh of Sanskriti School won the silver with 323 points. Vineet Kaur from Guru Harkrishan Public School won the bronze medal with 320 points.
In 10 meter Air Rifle (NR) Junior men championship, Aman Aryan Roach, Himanshu Sehwag and Sunand Kumar Singhal subsequently won the gold, silver and bronze medals. Rishabh Tyagi, Sachin Singh and Nitish Thareja claimed medals in 10 meter Air Rifle (NR) Sub Junior men event. Priyanka Jonwal, Avantika Thapa and Ritambra Das clinched the medals of 10 meter Air Rifle (NR) Junior women. Bhavika Tiwari, Akshara Nair and Sohni Gujral win the 10 meter Air Rifle (NR) Sub Junior women.
Kunal Gaur, Titiksh Uppal and Anant Jha won 10 meter Air Pistol (NR) Junior men event's medals. Agneya Kaushik, Parteek Rana and Aryan Chhikara won medals of 10 meter Air Pistol (NR) Sub Junior men. Mahima Singh, Tshering Dolma Sherpa and Radhika Shukla claimed medals in 10 meter Air Pistol (NR) Junior women event. While Shorya Gupta, Khushi Kapoor and Ashna Thapa subsequently won Gold, silver and broze medals in 10 meter Air pistol (NR) Sub Junior women catagory.
Delhi State Rifle Association's secretary Rajiv Sharma said, “'We are glad as 170 shooters from more than 50 schools of Delhi participated in the Delhi State Inter-School Shooting Championship.”
Meanwhile, the 33rd Delhi State Shooting Championship 2017 kicked off at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, Tughlakabad, New Delhi.
Renowned international shooter and Delhi State Rifle Association's Acting Chairman Padmashree Jaspal Rana said, “ Shooting Sport is gaining popularity and many new faces will be participating in this competition and new shooters will work with new vigor to fill the devoid of medals at Olympic and other international games. We should encourage the sport at school level.''