Nischal of Haryana outgunned two Olympic quota winners, Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil for the top spot in women’s 50m rifle three positions (T2) at the ongoing selection trials in New Delhi.
The 16-year-old Nischal, who came 3rd in the first trial (T1), registered the best qualification score of 1170 and then shot 459.1 in the finals to win by 1 point.
Tejaswini of Maharashtra, who had won the first trial (T1), settled for the 2nd spot.
Anjum Moudgil of Punjab, who finished 2nd in the first trial (T1), took the 3rd spot with 447.8.
Women’s 50m Rifle Three Positions: 1. Nischal (Haryana) 459.1 (1170); 2. Tejaswini Sawant (Maharashtra) 458.1 (1161); 3. Anjum Moudgil (Punjab) 447.8 (1165).