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    Areeba Khan wins skeet gold in Finland

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    Ganeemat Sekhon (left) with Areeba Khan and coach PS Sodhi in Finland.. Photo: facebook

    India’s Areeba Khan won the gold while Simranpreet Kaur and Ganemat Sekhon won silver and bronze respectively — to make it a clean sweep for India in the Junior Women’s Skeet — at the International Junior Shotgun Cup in Finland.

    Areeba Khan pipped Simranpreet Kaur 46-44 to claim the yellow metal.

    In Junior Women’s Trap, the Indian team won the silver with a score of 168. The gold was won by Italy with a score of 184 while Britain scored 160 to win the bronze. In the individual event, Manisha Keer was the best among the Indians with a fifth place finish in the finals. Manisha registered 60 hits in the qualification and had to win a shoot-off to book a slot in the finals.

    The Results:

    Junior Women’s Skeet: 1. Areeba Khan 46 (60); 2. Simranpreet Kaur 44 (53); 3. Ganemat Sekhon 35 (68).

    Junior Women’s Trap: 1. Gaia Ragazzini (Ita) 34 (60)2; 2. Erica Sessa (Ita) 33 (67); 3. Michelle Seiler (Ger) 26 (58); 5. Manisha Keer 17 (60)1; 7. Shefali Rajak 55(0); 10. Soumya Gupta 53; 11. Kirti Gupta 52; 15. Aadya Tripathi 39.

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