Shreya, Swaroop win medals in KSS shooting championship

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New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Shreya Agrawal and para-shooter Swaroop Unhalkar affixed their stamp of class in the national shooting arena as both returned with individual medals in their respective categories in the ongoing Kumar Surendra Singh (KSS) Memorial shooting championship here on Sunday.

Shreya, who is already part of the Indian junior national squad, proved her prowess and continued her ascent to the top.

Shreya returned with an impressive total of 247.7 to finish ahead of Mehuli Ghosh to run away with the top honours in the youth category in the 10-metre Air Rifle competition.

She then continued her form into the junior category as well winning the silver medal by shooting a total 249 points and finishing behind Mehuli Ghosh.

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“We would like to congratulate both the shooters for this wonderful feat and their achievements that goes on to underline the quality training that (Gun for Glory) GFG puts them through,” ace Indian shooter and founder Director, of GFG Gagan Narang said.

“It also shows the progress that each of these shooters have made and I am extremely happy to witness the way their career is shaping. And who knows, they are not far for becoming champion shooters, who could very well go on to win many more medals and make the country proud,” he added.

Swaroop, who trains at the GFG centre in Pune shot a total of 609.1 to finish just a point adrift of Vhora Adambhai, who shot 610.3 to end second on the podium in the 10 metre Air Rifle Category (Para-Shooting Standing).

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Apart from them, ace Bengal shooter Mehuli Ghosh also clinched the gold medal in Junior 10 metre air rifle and Silver in youth 10m air rifle category. Mehuli also set a youth meet record of 414.7 just missing the senior final by 0.4 points.

A total of 32 GFG shooters are taking part in the KSS Championship in the Air Rifle and Pistol category. Of them, six are part of the ambitious grassroots excellence Programme Project Leap — four in the Air Rifle and two in the Air Pistol category.



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