Arjun, Shital win pistol titles at Shooting Nationals

BHOPAL, Dec 7:  Arjun Singh Cheema of Punjab and Maharshtra’s Shital Preetam Desai won the men’s and women’s 50m pistol titles at the 65th National Shooting Championship Competitions (65th NSCC) here on Wednesday.

Arjun shot 564 and Shital 543 to top their respective events at the MP Shooting Academy range.

Aniket Khidse (560) of Maharashtra won the silver behind Arjun in the men’s free pistol, while former India international Amanpreet Singh (557) representing ONGC bagged the bronze.

Arjun made it a double gold for himself, partnering Tinjit Dhanota and Akshay Jain to win the team gold in the event as well.

In the women’s free pistol, Haryana’s Divanshi (540) and Karnataka’s Divya TS (536) won the silver and bronze respectively behind Shital.

The team gold in the event was, however, clinched by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police team comprising Kavita Dhoundiyal, Aastha Sharma and KU Nishu.  (PTI)