Jaspal’s daughter Devanshi wins gold; Mehuli Manisha scalp two golds

Sports Reporter
Monday, 14 January 2019

The Haryana girl’s confidence and rhythm found expression after she secured four hits (10.2 points or higher) in the ninth series to force a shoot-off with the consistent Abhidnya Patil (Maharashtra).

PUNE: Pistol ace Jaspal Rana’s daughter Devanshi made a solid start which provided her the necessary insurance against a less than productive showing in the final stages to win the women’s Under-21 25m pistol gold in the Khelo India Youth Games at the Balewadi Shooting Ranges here on Sunday.

In a field that was bereft of Haryana shooters like Manu Bhaker and Muskaan, the Delhi girl won by the barest of margins, 24-23 after dueling with Anjali Choudhary.

The Haryana girl’s confidence and rhythm found expression after she secured four hits (10.2 points or higher) in the ninth series to force a shoot-off with the consistent Abhidnya Patil (Maharashtra).

She won that battle to get the chance to topple the Delhi girl from the pedestal. The 19-year-old from Delhi managed just one hit to finish with 24.  Devanshi heaved a sigh of relief that Anjali did not replicate her score from the previous round but had only three hits in the last series. She herself had done well to start the final with nine hits from the first competition stage of 15 shots.

Anjali hit a purple patch, scoring 17 hits off 30 (against 15 by Devanshi) but by securing just three hits in that final series, she let Devanshi Rana, who has  represented India in Junior World Cups and Junior World Championships, keep her nose ahead and claim the gold medal.

Bengal’s Mehuli Ghosh became the first double gold medallist in shooting here when she teamed up with 10-year-old Abhinav Shaw in the 10m air rifle mixed team event.

RESULTS:
Under-21:
Women:
25m pistol: 1. Devanshi Rana (Del) 24; 2. Anjali Choudhary (Har) 23; 3. Abhidnya Patil (Mah) 20 (lost shoot-off with Anjali Choudhary).

Mixed team:
10m air rifle: 1. West Bengal (Abhinav Shaw and Mehuli Ghosh) 501.7; 2. Rajasthan (Manini Kaushik and Divyansh Singh) 496.1; 3. Madhya Pradesh (Shreya Agarwal and Harshit Binjwa) 433.6.
Trap: 1. Madhya Pradesh (Anwer Hassan Khan and Manisha Keer) 35; 2. Delhi (Vrishankaditya Parmar and Kirti Gupta) 32; 3. Maharashtra (Ashutosh Murkute and Sharayu P Dalvi) 27.

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