Rajasthan overtakes Uttar Pradesh, more than 1800 shooters reach Delhi to participate in North Zone shooting -

Rajasthan overtakes Uttar Pradesh, more than 1800 shooters reach Delhi to participate in North Zone shooting

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New Delhi: Rifle events of the 42nd North Zone Shooting Championship are going on at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi, in which Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, and Chandigarh besides Railways, CISF, NCC, And SSB shooters are also participating. This is the first time that a shooter from Ladakh is participating in the shooting competition.

In the 50m 3 positions main event, Haryana’s Aryan Raj Kakkar shot 568 to win the gold medal, Rajasthan’s Aryan Palsania won the silver with a score of 566, and Haryana’s Talwar Singh fought hard with a score of 565. Giving won the bronze medal. In the women’s section, Rajasthan’s Chahak Preet Kaur won the gold medal with a score of 564, Delhi’s Riya Gupta won the silver medal with a score of 558 and Punjab’s Yashaswini Agarwal won the bronze medal with a score of 555.

In the 50m rifle prone event, Abhay Pratap Singh Kullar of Punjab won the gold medal with a best score of 584, Rohit Kumar of Haryana won the silver medal with a score of 580, while Harsh Vardhan Sharma of Rajasthan won the bronze medal with a score of 578. Achieved it. In the women’s section of this event, Uttar Pradesh’s Manya Mittal won the gold medal with a score of 583 and Aarti Nandani won the silver medal with a score of 578, while Punjab’s Harshita had to settle for bronze with a score of 572.

National Shooting Coach Shakun Bhugra, Rajesh Kumar, Naresh Chaudhary, Deepak Dubey and Jaspal Singh Marwah felicitated the medal winning shooters in the medal distribution ceremony of 50m rifle events of this competition..

The popularity of the sport of shooting has increased rapidly in the last few years, in view of the increasing number of shooters, this time in the North Zone, rifle, pistol and shotgun competitions are being organized separately. The Delhi State Rifle Association is organizing the competitions of rifle events.

DSRA Secretary and Organizing Secretary of this competition, Anupam Kamal told that “This year more than 1800 shooters are participating in North Zone Shooting, out of which maximum number of shooters are from Rajasthan, while this time Uttar Pradesh is second in terms of participation.” And then there is Haryana.” Generally Uttar Pradesh has the maximum participation in all the shooting competitions.

Delhi State Rifle Association’s Joint Secretary Ishwinder Jeet Singh said that “In addition to 10 meter air rifle, 50 meter prone rifle and 50 meter three position rifle event matches are being held in this competition. In all these events junior, senior, masters, There are separate competitions in Senior Masters and Super Senior Masters category.Shooting is a sport which has no age limit, people from 10 years to any age can come in this sport.”

Multiple weapons are used simultaneously in the sport of shooting, but there is never an accident nor has there been any incident of violence on the shooting range.. Jury of Appeal of North Zone Shooting Championship and National Shooting Coach on this Deepak Kumar Dubey says that “Safety is the most important thing for us at the shooting range, every single player is told about safety, moreover all the officials and jury members present at the range make sure that safety rules are followed strictly. There should be no violation. Some people are afraid about the use of guns in shooting, but there has never been any accident in this game. Ever since PM Modi started Khelo India, the popularity of this game has increased further.”

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