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Shooter Mairaz becomes national skeet champ

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shooter-mairazUttar Pradesh’s Mairaj Ahmad Khan got the better of Haryanas Amrinder Singh Cheema 15-13 in the final of the skeet event at the 60th National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) here on Wednesday.

In an intense six-man semi-final round, Mairaj had to qualify for the gold medal match after overcoming a shoot-off with Haryana’s Man Singh and Uttar Pradesh’s Md. Sheeraz Sheikh, all three of whom were tied on 14 at the end of the round.

Amrinder had proceeded straight to the gold medal match with a top score of 15 at the end of the semi-finals. Man Singh beat Sheeraz 15-12 in the bronze medal match.

Earlier, Mairaj had topped the qualifying rounds with a score of 120 while Amrinder had qualified fifth with a score of 117.

It was an identical route to gold in the junior skeet as well for Haryana’s Arjun Singh Mann. At the end of the semi-final round, Arjun representing Haryana, was tied with Telengana’s Ayush Rudraraju and Punjab’s Sukhbir Singh Harika on a score of 13.

Meanwhile Rajasthan’s Anantjeet Singh Naruka had made it through to the gold medal match with a score of 15. Arjun then went on to beat Anantjeet 15-12 in the finals to win the title.

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