Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Shagun Chowdhary shot perfect 25 finish, to grab pole position at the end of day one of qualifiers in the Women’s Trap competition, as the 63rdNational Shooting Championship for Shotgun events at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Sunday.
Veteran Shagun, shot the same score of 71 as Punjab’s Rajeshwari Kumari, but two rounds of a perfect 25 including the third and final round of the day, saw her claim the day one honours.
Intense competition is building up as the finals beckon after two more qualifying rounds on Monday, with Bihar’s Shreyasi Singh closely following on 70 and the likes of country’s only world cup medalist Seema Tomar also in the top six mix with a score of 67.
Defending champion Varsha Varman however was way behind in the 52-strong field with a 57.
In the Junior Women’s Trap Shefali Rajak of Madhya Pradesh was on top of the pile with a 65, leading from Haryana’s Suhanya Singh who shot 64.