Adarsh Singh registers major upset by beating Anish Bhanwala in shooting nationals

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Adarsh Singh registers major upset by beating Anish Bhanwala in shooting nationals

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SportsCafe Desk

12/02/2018

17-year old teenager Adarsh Singh has pipped CWG Gold medalist Anish Bhanwala to clinch the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol national title at the 62nd National Shooting Championship in Kerala on Saturday. Adarsh also won a team gold in the junior category and a silver in the individual junior finals.

It’s been a marvellous year for Indian shooters, especially the juniors, who have put up some brilliant displays all across the globe across various competitions winning numerous medals in the process. The likes of Manu Bhaker and Anjum Moudgil have become household names across the nation now.

And now, the time has come to add another name to that growing list as 17-year old Adarsh Singh managed to out-shoot CWG Medalist and one of the rising stars of Indian shooting, Anish Bhanwala, to clinch the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol national title at the ongoing 62nd National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) in Trivandrum, on Saturday. Singh won the final by one point as the match ended with a scoreline of 30-29 in the final.

Adarsh, who enjoyed an eventful 2018 in the junior circuit, which included a team gold at the Changwon World Championships and two more silver and bronze medals at Junior World Cups, managed to beat a power-packed six-man field that also had Olympic silver medalist Vijay Kumar, and Olympian Gurpreet Singh as well.

Adarsh also won the team gold medal in the junior category and won silver in the junior category where Anish won gold. Singh had qualified in fourth place for the finals with a score of 570 while Anish had topped qualification with a score of 577.

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