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Shooter Manjit wins gold at tiol championships

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Pune, Dec 14: Army shooter Manjit pipped teammate and star Olympian Jitu Rai to the gold medal in the mens 50m Pistol event at the ongoing 60th tiol Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) here on Wednesday.

Manjit, who qualified for the eight-man fil in third position with a score of 552, shot 187.4 in the 20-shot fil to emerge champion at the Balewadi Shooting Range. Jitu, who qualified in fifth position with a score of 550, could only mage a score of 185.7 in the fil to settle for the Silver medal.

vy’s Omkar Singh took the bronze with a score of 164.8. The Army won the team gold with Manjit, Jitu and Om Prakash shooting a total of 1,642. (IANS)

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