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Chandigarh's Ganemat Sekhon settles for bronze in women's skeet

New Delhi, March 21

Younger Indian shooter Ganemat Sekhon received her maiden senior ISSF World Cup medal when she bagged the ladies’s skeet bronze on the third competitors day of the match right here on Sunday.

Nonetheless, within the males’s skeet closing, Gurjoat Khangura completed sixth with a rating of 17. Khangura additionally certified in sixth place for the ultimate.

Denmark’s Jesper Hansen (58) received the gold medal in males’s skeet forward of UAE’s Bin Futais Saif (51) and Qatar’s a number of Dakar Rally champion Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah (44). 

Earlier, the 20-year-old Sekhon, ranked 82 on the earth, shot 40 to clinch the bronze medal on the shotgun vary of the Dr Karni Singh Taking pictures Vary.

The opposite Indian within the six-women closing, Karttiki Singh Shaktawat, settled for the fourth place after a powerful begin, capturing 32.

Occupying the second place for a very long time, Sekhon missed three birds successively to bow out, leaving Nice Britain’s Amber Hill and Zoya Kravchenko of Kazakhstan to combat for the gold medal in an thrilling closing the place no person was prepared to offer an inch.

Hill held her nerves to ultimately run away with the gold medal after a shoot-off with Kravchenko.

It was a great studying expertise for the 19-year-old Shaktawat as she appears to develop within the sport. 

Ganemat was third within the qualification with 117, whereas Shaktawat was fourth with 116.

India’s Parinaaz Dhaliwal was ninth with 108.

In 2018, Sekhon had turn into the primary Indian feminine skeet shooter to win a medal on the ISSF World Championship, as she claimed the bronze medal within the junior occasion in Sydney, Australia.

Having began capturing on the insistence of her father Amrinder Singh Sekhon in 2015, the teenager accomplished her hat-trick of silver medals within the senior Nationwide Taking pictures Championship when she received the silver medal within the 2018 championship at Jaipur.

Within the choice trials held at KSSR in January, Sekhon had topped qualifying with a rating of 120, which was an enormous six factors forward of second place.

Within the finals of that trials, the Chandigarh-based girl shot 55, which was a transparent 4 factors forward of second-placed Zahra Deesawala.

Sekhon additionally competed within the 2018 Asian Video games in Indonesia, the place she completed 10th. — PTI 

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