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66th Shooting Nationals: Sift Kaur Samra clinches gold in women’s 50m rifle prone discipline

India’s No.1 women’s three-position shooter recorded 627.3 to finish ahead of Odisha’s Shriyanka Sadangi, who managed 624.7

PTI New Delhi Published 28.11.23, 08:32 AM
Sift Kaur Samra.

Sift Kaur Samra. File picture

Asian Games gold medallist Sift Kaur Samra extended her good year with a top-place finish in the women's 50m rifle prone discipline at the 66th Shooting Nationals here on Monday.

India's No.1 women's three-position shooter recorded 627.3 to finish ahead of Odisha's Shriyanka Sadangi, who managed 624.7. Rajasthan's Manini Kaushik was third. Samra also won the team gold in the event for Punjab, along with Anjum Moudgil and Vanshika Shahi.

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In September, Samra had won the gold medal in the individual 50m rifle three-position event at the Asian Games with a world and Games record score of 469.6.

Bandhvi Singh of Madhya Pradesh and Nishchal of Haryana claimed the civilian and junior titles respectively in the discipline.

In the Para Nationals happening concurrently, Haryana's Deepak Saini won the 50m rifle prone mixed (SH1) seniors title with a score of 602.7. Naresh Kumar Sharma of Delhi was second with 598.2 while Maharashtra's Swaroop Unhalkar was third with 592.3.

In Bhopal, where the pistol competitions are taking place, Shiva Narwal created a national record with a score of 590 in the junior men's 25m competition. Simranpreet Kaur Brar won the women's 50m pistol for Punjab.

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