Former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Shreyasi Singh led the field in the men’s and women’s trap events at the 61st National Shotgun Championship on Wednesday.
Manavjit shot 49 out of 50 after two rounds and leads Aman Ali Elahi, who was also on the same score, while Rio Olympian Kynan Chenai was in third place with a score of 48.
Manavjit is coming back to competitive shooting after a hiatus of one year.
Shreyasi, representing Bihar, shot a perfect 25 after one round to lead army woman Shikha Bhadauria who shot 22 and Punjab’s Rajeshwari Kumari was lying third with 21.
The men’s trap competition has seen a total of 207 entries while 43 women are competing in women’s trap.
Aman Ali Elahi was also leading the junior men’s trap ahead of Delhi’s Yuvraj Mahajan. Rajasthan’s Aman is three clear of the Delhite with a score of 49. Vishwa Kundu of Haryana is lying third with 46.
In the junior women’s trap, Nivetha N of Tamil Nadu leads state-mate Asila Feroze Khilji, both on 21 after round one.
Sovaiba Bukhari of MP and Sharayu Dalvi of Maharashtra are also on 21 apiece, but lying third and fourth on count back.