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Punjab shooters shine in zonal shooting meet

126   //    05 Nov 2017, 19:17 IST

Amrinder Singh Cheema clinched the gold medal in men's skeet while Parinaaz Dhaliwal bagged the top prize in the women's event as Punjab dominated the shotgun range in the 37th North Zone Shooting Championship here today.

Delhi's Mahima Singh won the gold medal in 25-metre sports pistol event at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.

The medal winners were honoured by ace shooter Samresh Jung at the prize distribution ceremony.

Delhi State Rifle Association (DSRA) is organising the tournament, which is also a qualifying event for the Nationals.

DSRA chairman and renowned shooter Jaspal Rana said, "More than 4000 shooters from all northern states are participating in this competition, most of them are young children.

"This competition could be possible due to the cooperation of Sports Authority of India and the efforts of DSRA and NRAI officials; it was cancelled by SAI a few days before the start of the tournament due to some technical reasons.

"But we requested to SAI officials that shooters and their parents will suffer, as the competition was fixed two months back and participants and their parents from all states have booked their flight and train tickets as well as accommodations in Delhi.

Press Trust of India (PTI) is a news agency in India
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