Mehuli Ghosh gets the better of Elavenil Valarivan
Bengal shooter Mehuli Ghosh got the better of Tokyo Olympian Elavenil Valarivan of Gujarat, winning the women’s 10m air rifle competition in New Delhi on Sunday, thereby sweeping the event in the national selection trials 3 and 4.
Earlier on Friday, another Bengal youngster, Adriyan Karmakar, had come first in the 50m rifle prone, an event he had taken up just 18 days prior.
On Sunday, Haryana’s Anish Bhanwala won the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol T3 gold while his statemate Nancy emerged as the star of the day in women’s air rifle with three medals — in senior, junior and youth categories — including a gold.
On Day 10 of the competition, Mehuli was up against former world No.1 Elavenil in the gold medal contest. She prevailed 16-8 to win her second gold in the space of two days.
Haryana’s Nancy, who won bronze behind Mehuli and Elavenil in the senior category, went down to Karnataka’s Tilottoma Sen in the junior T4 final with the latter prevailing 17-7.
However, she was not to be denied on the day as she won the youth final over compatriot Ramita with a 16-10 score line in her favour.