Delhi University shooters came into limelight with an exuberant display of performances in the Double Trap Competitions of the All India Inter-Varsity championship, held at Raja Bhalendra Singh Sports Stadium at Punjabi University and Moti Bagh Range in Patiala on January 5th, 2015.
In the women’s double trap team event, Delhi University’s team clinched gold medal by scoring 101 points. The team consisted of 3 members; Sajneet Rahal, Mahima Mahajan and Maheshwari Chauhan. The runners up were hosts Punjabi university team, consisting of Jasmeet Kaur, Sukhreet Kaur and Shivjot Gill by obtaining 89 points. Baba Farid University, Faridkot team with members Rabsukhman Brar, Roopkiran Chehal and Ashpreet scored 45 points and won the bronze medal.
In the men’s double trap team event, Shahbaj Singh, Umair Khan and Sooraj Sherawat of Delhi University scored 159 and won the first position gold medal. They were followed by Guru Nanak Dev University, consisting of Shejbir Singh, Rohit Girdhar and Rantej Singh who won silver medal by scoring 156 points. The third place bronze was secured by Namanveer Brar, Fateh Khatra and Gurjot Singh of Punjab University Chandigarh with 149 points in their closet. Punjabi University team secured the fourth position by scoring 144 points.
However in the individual competitions, Delhi University Shooters failed to make a significant impact. In the women’s individual event Naveta of Anna University scored 44 points and secured the first place and in the men’s individual event Ankur Mittal of Manav Rachna University scored 101 points and clinched gold.
Amitoj Singh for DU Beat.
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