Skeet shooter Ganemat Sekhon bags Bronze at the ISSF World Cup


Skeet shooter Ganemat Sekhon bags Bronze at the ISSF World Cup

Ganemat Sekhon

Ganemat Sekhon bagged bronze in skeet with a score of 40 in the final at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi. Sekhon had shot a career-best 117 out of 125 in qualifying to make it to the six-woman final.

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Sekhon is also the first Indian woman skeet shooter to win a medal in the ISSF junior world championships in 2018, a bronze. And on Sunday, she made it to the ISSF senior championship too.

Ganemat had won silver at the 2019 Asian Championships in Doha and also competed in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, where she finished 10th. She is ranked 82 in the world. 

Ganemat Sekhon overcame early nerves in the final

Ganemat Sekhon
Ganemat Sekhon

“After the event today I came to know that it’s a historic medal and I was very excited,” said Sekhon. “I was working towards this and my aim was to come to the final for the first time in seniors and go for the medal. It is very big for me.”

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She continued saying, “It was the first time in the senior final and there were too many emotions, but I feel after the second round I was in focus even after missing some targets. I thought of it is  an opportunity that I can’t let go.” Shooting in her home range helped regain confidence in the final. “It was an advantage for me,” said Shekon.

In the men’s skeet final, Gurjoat Khangura finished sixth with a score of 17. Khangura qualified in sixth place for the final, ahead of Mairaj Ahmed Khan and Angad Bajwa, who have earned Tokyo Olympics quota places. Mairaj finished seventh and Bajwa 19th.

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