Tokyo 2020 quota winner Abhishek Verma claimed the men’s 10m air pistol T2 trials at the ongoing National Shooting Trials for Rifle and Pistol disciplines in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on Wednesday. Abhishek shot 243.8 in the finals to outgun Shravan Kumar of Uttar Pradesh who shot 243.4. Surinder Singh of Punjab came third.
Shravan had a good day overall coming in second in the junior category of the same event as well, where Vijayveer Sidhu of Chandigarh claimed the title with a final round score of 243.4 to Shravan’s 242.5.
Earlier, Abhishek had reached the final courtesy a 578 in qualification. That effort meant he was fourth out of eitght to qualify. Gaurav Rana of the Air Force shot 581 to top the board with Shravan’s 580 making him third to qualify.
Ayushi Podder of West Bengal also won the women’s 50m prone T2 trials with a score of 621.7.