Mairaj Ahmad Khan wins skeet gold at Shotgun Nationals

Mairaj Ahmad Khan wins skeet gold at Shotgun Nationals

  
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Mairaj Ahmad Khan

Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan won the gold medal in Men’s Skeet at the 60th National Shotgun Championship in Jaipur.

Representing Uttar Pradesh, Mairaj got the better of Haryana’s Amrinder Singh Cheema 15-13 in the final of the skeet event.

In an intense six-man semifinal round, Mairaj qualified for the gold medal match after overcoming a shoot-off with Haryana’s Man Singh and Uttar Pradesh’s Md. Sheeraz Sheikh, all three of whom were tied on 14 at the end of the round.

Amrinder had proceeded straight to the gold medal match with a top score of 15 at the end of the semifinals. Man Singh beat Sheeraz 15-12 in the bronze medal match.

Earlier, Mairaj had topped the qualifying rounds with a score of 120, while Amrinder had qualified fifth with a score of 117.

Haryana’s Arjun Singh Mann won gold in Junior Men’s Skeet. At the end of the semifinal round, Arjun, representing Haryana, was tied with Telengana’s Ayush Rudraraju and Punjab’s Sukhbir Singh Harika on a score of 13.

Meanwhile Rajasthan’s Anantjeet Singh Naruka had made it through to the gold medal match with a score of 15. Arjun then went on to beat Anantjeet 15-12 in the final to win the title.

The Results:

Men’s Skeet: 1. Mairaj Ahmad Khan 15 (14)16 (120); 2. Amrinder Singh Cheema 13 (15) 117; 3. Man Singh 15 (14)15 (118); 4. Sheeraz Sheikh 12 (14)5 (118).

Team: 1. Haryana 351; 2. Uttar Pradesh 351; 3. Chhattisgarh 348.

Junior Men’s Skeet: 1. Arjun Singh Mann 15 (13)6 (116); 2. Anantjeet Singh Naruka 12 (15) 112(5); 3. Ayush Rudraraju 11(4) 13(5) 119; 4. Sukhbir Singh Harika 11(3) 13(1) 115.

Team: 1. Punjab 327; 2. Rajasthan 311; 3. Madhya Pradesh 284.

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