Sanjeev Rajput bags men’s 3P gold at KSS shooting meet

New Delhi [India]: Two-time Olympian Sanjeev Rajput stamped his class in the Men’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions event by clinching a gold medal on the final day of the XVII Kumar Surendra Singh (KSS) Memorial Shooting Championship here on Tuesday.

Representing Haryana, Sanjeev shot 461 in the finals to finish ahead of fellow Indian internationals Satyendra Singh, who ended on 453.4, and Chain Singh, who claimed Bronze with an effort of 442.5, at the at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range.

Both Satyendra and Chain represented the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU).

In the Junior category of the event, Nishant Dalal made it a double in 3P for Haryana, shooting 449.8 to win Gold. Madhya Pradesh won both the Silver and Bronze medals. Akash Patidar came in behind Nishant with a score of 447.4 while Syed Araib shot 438.2 to finish in third place.

The rifle and pistol shooters now move on to the third and fourth selection trials of the year, which will help select the Indian team for the Commonwealth Shooting Championship scheduled for October-November this year in Australia. (ANI)