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Irani bags a golden double

Chennai: Maharashtraís Kaikhusru Irani scored a golden double, including a new meet mark in the centre fire pistol 25 metres junior event in the 13th G.V. Mavlankar shooting championship here on Monday.

The Maharashtra shooter also claimed gold in the open menís finals with a tally of 278 out of 300.

In Services category, Vijay Kumar of Army, collected gold (centre pistol 25 metres) with a total of 282/300 eclipsing Army-mate Kamal Sainís 281 set in Asansol in 2001. Navyís N.S.K. Patnayak (273) and Armyís Shelar Prakash (263) won the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

In the junior menís section, Kevin Alphonse (TN-256) and V. Arun (TN-253) claimed silver and bronze respectively. In the junior Services category, Gurpal Singh (Army, 290) got gold.

On Sunday, Gujaratís Barot Atul Chimanlal pipped Delhiís Naresh Singh in a tie-break for the gold in the open category.

In Services action, Armyís Gurmeet Singh won the standard pistol event (25metres) while Navyís Rahul Panwar took gold in the same event in the junior menís category. Punjabís Sewak Singh won the junior menís gold totalling 263. (PTI)

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