KSS shooting championship: Mehuli Ghosh clinches two gold

KSS shooting championship: Mehuli Ghosh clinches two gold

New Delhi: Promising shooter Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal clinched two two gold medals in both the women senior and junior category of the 10m air rifle event in the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship on Monday.

In the senior category, Mehuli, who had topped the qualifications chart on Sunday with a score of 632.7, continued to revel in her red-hot form as she shot 250.5 and towered over Karnataka’s Megana (249.9) to take the first spot on the podium.

Gun for Glory (GFG) shooter from Madhya Pradesh, Shreya Agarwal, scored 228.3 to climb up on the third spot on the podium.

In the junior category, Mehuli (252.1) used her experience to edge out C Kavi Rakshna (250.8) of Tamil Nadu to annex her second gold while ISSF Junior World Cup gold medalist Elavenil Valarivan settled for bronze with a score of 229.1.

The senior team category saw another GFG shooter Manini Kaushik combine with Simrat Chahal and Barkha to bring home another team gold for Rajasthan.

In second place, Gujarat’s Elavenil Valarivan, Lajja Goswami and Hema KC kept the contest closely fought to finish with a silver while Punjab’s Anjum Moudgil partnered experienced Avneet and Samiksha to claim a bronze medal.

Maharashtra’s Nupur Patil shot 250 to emerge triumphant in the Youth Women category while Haryana’s Nischal Singh kept Nupur on her toes but could only finish with a score of 248.7 to settle for silver.

Madhya Pradesh’s Yana Rathore clinched the third spot with a score of 227.2.

The championship will culminate on June 24, 2018. (ANI)