National Shooting Championship: Himachal's Zeena Khitta stuns favourites Mehuli Ghosh, Apurvi Chandela to win women's 10m Air Rifle event

Zeena was fourth in qualifying, but shot a world-class 252.2 in the final to top a quality eight-woman field. Mehuli finished with 250.5 while Apurvi logged 227.6 to be placed third

Press Trust of India December 19, 2019 19:16:07 IST
National Shooting Championship: Himachal's Zeena Khitta stuns favourites Mehuli Ghosh, Apurvi Chandela to win women's 10m Air Rifle event
  • Himachal's Zeena Khitta stunned West Bengal's Mehuli Ghosh and world no 3 Apurvi Chandela to emerge as the new national champion in the women's 10m Air Rifle event at the ongoing 63rd National Shooting Championship Competitions Rifle/Pistol on Thursday

  • Mehuli had to settle for the silver while Apurvi won the bronze

  • Zeena was fourth in qualifying, but shot a world-class 252.2 in the final to top a quality eight-woman field. Mehuli finished with 250.5 while Apurvi logged 227.6 to be placed third

Himachal's Zeena Khitta stunned West Bengal's Mehuli Ghosh and world no 3 Apurvi Chandela to emerge as the new national champion in the women's 10m Air Rifle event at the ongoing 63rd National Shooting Championship Competitions Rifle/Pistol on Thursday.

National Shooting Championship Himachals Zeena Khitta stuns favourites Mehuli Ghosh Apurvi Chandela to win womens 10m Air Rifle event

Representational image. Reuters

Mehuli had to settle for the silver while Apurvi won the bronze. Zeena was fourth in qualifying, but shot a world-class 252.2 in the final to top a quality eight-woman field. Mehuli finished with 250.5 while Apurvi logged 227.6 to be placed third.

Apurvi later teamed up with Shriyanka Sadangi and Gayatri Pawaskar to win the team gold for ONGC.

Mehuli also won a double gold with the individual and team junior titles in Air Rifle.

Among the teams, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and West Bengal won two gold medals each.

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