Gurpreet Singh wins men’s 25m rapid fire pistol T1 trials

New Delhi: Army marksman and Olympian Gurpreet Singh won the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol T1 trials recently held at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range in the national capital.

It was a Services 1-2-3 as fellow Army man Neeraj Kumar and the Air Force’s Shivam Shukla emerged second and third in the finals held on Sunday.

After topping qualification with a score of 580, Gurpreet shot 21 to come up trumps in a low-scoring final.

Neeraj followed his senior marksman both in qualifying (577) and in the final (20).Earlier on Saturday, Asian Games silver medallist Lakshay Sheoran of Haryana made it a clean sweep in the men’s trap trials, winning the T2 competition on the back of a T1 trial win.

Talented youngsters Sarabjot Singh and Rhythm Sangwan made it a double for the state in the 10 metres air pistol trials.

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