National Shooting C'ship: Anjum Moudgil's gold tally rises to 5

ANI | Updated: Dec 16, 2017 22:02 IST

New Delhi [India], December 16 (ANI): Anjum Moudgil continued her impressive run at the ongoing 61st National Shooting Championship Competitions (61st NSCC) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by winning two more gold medals today, taking her overall gold tally to five.

Moudgil won both the individual and team gold medals in the Women's 50M Rifle 3 Positions (Women's 3P) event.

On the day five of the championship, Anjum representing Punjab, shot 457.6 in the eight-woman final, to overcome the competition from Jammu and Kashmir's Shreya Saksena who shot 452.9 for silver.

Having also won the Women's Rifle Prone and Mixed team titles on the previous days, Anjum's current form can be illustrated by the fact that she topped the Women's 3P qualifiers with a new national record score of 586.

More experienced shooters such as Lajja Gauswami (second with 580) of Gujarat and former world champion Tejaswini Sawant (fifth with 578) of Maharashtra followed Anjum into the finals.

However, Anjum led from the start in the finals as well to deliver a commanding performance to clinch the title.

Earlier, her qualifying effort along with that of teammates Dilreen Gill and Avnish Kaur Sidhu got Punjab the team Gold in the event as the troika posted a combined total of 1730, well ahead of the Silver winning Maharashtra team who managed a score of 1714. In the same event, Kerala won a bronze with 1711.

A total of 4800 men and women shooters from across the country are participating in the 61st NSCC including 200 wild card entries. (ANI)