Gurpreet Singh wins men’s 25m rapid fire pistol T1 trials

Army marksman and Olympian Gurpreet Singh won the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol T1 trials recently held at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range in the national capital.

It was a Services 1-2-3 as fellow Army man Neeraj Kumar and the Air Force’s Shivam Shukla emerged second and third in the finals held on Sunday.

After topping qualification with a score of 580, Gurpreet shot 21 to come up trumps in a low-scoring final. Neeraj followed his senior marksman both in qualifying (577) and in the final (20).

Earlier on Saturday, Asian Games silver medallist Lakshay Sheoran of Haryana made it a clean sweep in the men’s trap trials, winning the T2 competition on the back of a T1 trial win, while talented youngsters Sarabjot Singh and Rhythm Sangwan made it a double for the state in the 10 metres air pistol trials.

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