Army’s Sushil Ghalay beat Olympians Sanjeev Rajput and Chain Singh to win the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone gold at the 17th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship in New Delhi.
The current National Champion topped the qualification round with 623.9 and followed it up with a superb 251.8 in the finals to claim the yellow metal at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Promising youngster Swapnil Kusale of Railways bagged the silver while two-time Olympian Sanjeev Rajput of Haryana won the bronze.
Another Olympian Chain Singh of Army who shot the third best qualification score of 619.7 could only finish sixth in the finals.
Rajput paid the penalty for firing a 9.1 in the first shot of the elimination round as he couldn’t catch up with the consistent Kusale who finished ahead of the two-time Olympian by 0.5 point.
Men’s 50m Rifle Prone: 1. Sushil Ghalay 251.8 (623.9); 2. Swapnil Kusale 247.4 (620.0); 3. Sanjeev Rajput 226.3 (619.1).
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