NRAI Trials: Youngsters Sarabjot, Rhythm win 10m AP Trial 2; Trap Trials conclude

New names Sarabjot Singh and Rhythm Sangwan emerged from the shadows of Saurabh and Manu in 10m AP T2 while Trap trials concluded.

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Yesterday’s 10m Air Pistol trials were all about established stars Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker showcasing their superiority. Today however saw the emergence of new names Sarabjot Singh and Rhythm Sangwan.

Men’s 10m Air Pistol T2

Sarabjot Singh

Sarabjot, 19, best known for winning gold at the ISSF Junior World Cup at Suhl in 2019, won T2 with a final score of 242.6. 2nd was Shahzar Rizvi with 240.2. Anmolpreet Singh was 3rd.

Sarabjot was in terrific form in the finals, leading from start to finish. A couple of 10.8s in the first two series saw him get off to a great start and he continued riding the momentum.

Saurabh was off-colour by his standards and was eliminated 6th. Abhishek Verma ended up 4th.

The qualifications though were topped yet again by Saurabh with 587. Sarabjot closely followed behind with 586. Abhishek scored 580. 5 out the 8 finalists shot 580+ with the cut-off being 579-18x.

Women’s 10m Air Pistol T2

Rhythm Sangwan/Credits: Jagran.com

17-year old Rhythm Sangwan of Haryana was the winner in a closely-fought final. UP’s Neha was the leader throughout much of the match but poor scores of 9.2 and 8.8 in the penultimate series combined with Rhythm’s 10.6 and 10.3 in the same round saw the latter take over the lead.

Rhythm finished with 240.6 compared to Neha’s 240.1. Manu Bhaker finished 3rd. Manu’s fellow Olympic-quota winner Yashaswini Singh Deswal was 4th.

Manu like Saurabh was the qualification topper. Her 583 and Rhythm’s 581 were the only 580+ scores in the field. Yashaswini was 8th with 571-19x.

Trap Trial 2 Results

Men

Lakshay Sheoran, T1 winner, won T2 as well with a final score of 43. R. Prithviraj Tondaiman was 2nd with 40 while Balabhadra Tarasia was 3rd.

Lakshay was also 1st in qualifications with 122. Zoravar Singh Sandhu at 6th place scored 118.

The top 3 in Men’s Trap junior were Jaswinder Singh (118). Jungsher S. Virk (113) and Aakash Kushwaha (111).

Women

MP’s Neeru was the winner in Women’s Trap T2. Neeru with a score of 42 finished well ahead of 2nd-placed fellow MP shooter Manisha Keer with 38. Sabeera Haris of UP was 3rd.

Rajeshwari Kumari who had won T1 topped qualifications with 112 after winning a tie-breaker but was eliminated in 6th place in the finals. Manisha and Shreyasi Singh had scored 112 as well. Neeru qualified in 6th place with 108.

Sabeera topped in Women’s Trap junior with 110. Aadya Tripathi and Neeru were 2nd and 3rd with 108 each.

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