Shooting twins Vijayveer and Udayveer Sidhu scripted a 1-2 finish in the Junior Men’s 25m Pistol to help their state Punjab take an early lead on the medals table at the 64th National Shooting Championship (Pitsol) being held in New Delhi.
Vijayveer shot 587 to pip Udayveer by a point. Shiva Narwal of Haryana finished third with 582 in the 190-strong field.
Punjab also won gold in the team competition of the same event as their trio of Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu (577), Fatehjeet Singh (571) and Amanpreet Singh (569) combined for a total score of 1717, bettering Haryana’s 1715. Delhi picked up a bronze in the event.
Haryana’s only gold of the day came in the civilian category of the Junior Men’s 25m Pistol Team as Abhimanyu Yadav, Sameer and Jatin turned the tables of Team Punjab 1714-1704. Jagvijay Sekhon partnered Fatehjeet and Amanpreet in this competition as Madhya Pradesh picked up the bronze.
Madhya Pradesh, in fact, picked up the fourth gold of the day when Udit Joshi won the individual Junior Men’s Pistol event with a score of 575. Abhimanyu Yadav lost out on two inner 10s for silver and his second medal of the day, while Tamil Nadu’s A. Mahesh Pasupathy won bronze with 574.