Anmol bags 10m air pistol crown

Updated: Dec 27, 2016, 12:02 IST | PTI |

In a field packed with Olympians and even a former Olympic silver medallist, teenager Anmol Jain of Haryana caused a flutter, winning the men's 10m air pistol event at the 60th National shooting championships at Balewadi Sports Complex here yesterday

Pune: In a field packed with Olympians and even a former Olympic silver medallist, teenager Anmol Jain of Haryana caused a flutter, winning the men's 10m air pistol event at the 60th National shooting championships at Balewadi Sports Complex here yesterday.

Anmol beat veteran Olympian PN Prakash of Karnataka in the eight-man final, shooting a score of 201.4 in the allotted 20-shots.

Prakash shot 197.5 to settle for the silver medal, while Omkar Singh of the Navy clinched bronze with a final score of 175.8.

Anmol, who has come up the ranks, has been a consistent international shooter at the junior level for the last two years, including winning silver at the Junior World Cup in Gabala earlier in the year at the same event.

He had to contend with names such as former London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar and multiple international-medallist Jitu Rai in the 60-shot qualifying round.

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