Shreyasi Singh and Ankur Mittal won the Women’s and Men’s Double Trap titles repectively in the National Shotgun Championship in Patiala on Friday.
In the match for the gold, Ankur beat the national junior champion Jaisal Singh 28-27. Defending champion and Asian Games champion Ronjan Sodhi finished fifth, while Asian shotgun and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohd. Asab pipped Sangram Dahiya for the bronze.
Quite remarkably, the 17-year-old Jaisal had pulled ahead of the experienced Mohd. Asab and Sangram Dahiya for the gold medal match by winning the shoot-off, after being tied on 26 with them, in the semifinals.
In the junior final, Jaisal Singh was tied on 28 with Priyanshu Pandey, but eventually won the shoot-off for the gold 6-4.
Shreyasi Singh wins Gold
Earlier, Shreyasi Singh won the women’s double trap gold with a score of 88, on Thursday.
The men’s and junior men’s finals had to be rescheduled for Friday owing to fading light.
Shreyasi, who had won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, beat Shalini Yashwant and Olympian Shagun Chowdhary by six points.
Shalini won the silver ahead of Shagun, who had finished eighth in the Incheon Asian Games with a national record score of 96, by winning the shoot-off.
She also won the junior gold, 12 points ahead of N.S. Nivetha.
Men’s: 1. Ankur Mittal 28 (27) 125; 2. Jaisal Singh 27 (26)10 (125); 3. Mohd. Asab 29 (26) 131; 4. Sangram Dahiya 27 (26) 127.
Juniors: 1. Jaisal Singh 28(6) 25 (125); 2. Priyanshu Pandey 28(4) 27 (121); 3. Faizan Ahmad Khan 22 (23) 109; 4. Gubbu Shankar 19 (21) 115.
Women: 1. Shreyasi Singh 88; 2. Shalini Yashwant 82(1); 3. Shagun Chowdhary 82(0).
Juniors: 1. Shalini Yashwant 82; 2. N. S. Nivetha 70; 3. Manisha Keer 62.