NEW DELHI: Ruchita Vinerkar of the Railways claimed the women’s 10m air pistol T5 gold in the national shooting selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range on Sunday.
She shot 16 in the gold medal match to edge out Divya TS of Karnataka, who shot 14.
Ruchita finished fourth in the qualifiers in the 294-strong field with a score of 576 after the allocated 60 shots. Divya was seventh with 574, while Maharashtra’s Sakshi Suryavanshi topped with a score of 580.
In the top-eight semi-final stage, Ruchita topped with 251.1, while Divya was second with 248.7, elevating both to the gold medal shootout. Haryana’s Rhythm Sangwan was fourth with 248.4.
Haryana, however, claimed both the top spots in the junior women’s T5 10m air pistol with Suruchi defeating Rhythm 17-15 in yet another close final.
Suruchi had shot 568 to claim the seventh qualifying spot, while Rhythm was second with a score of 579.
In the Youth women’s 10m air pistol T5 category, the gold went to Haryana again with Shikha Narwal getting the better of Chandigarh’s Sainyam, 17-9 in the final.