Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Jungsher Virk ( Punjab) fired two flawless rounds of 25 each to be tied on 98 with Olympian Kynan Chenai on the top at the ongoing 63rd National Shooting Championship Competitions at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Thursday.
Hyderabad’s Kynan followed up his perfect score of 50 on day one with another round of 25, but ended with a 23 to be tied with Virk on 98.
With one more round of qualification to go on Friday before the finals, former world champion Manavjit Sandhu also had two perfect rounds on Thursday, which has put him well in contention to make another Nationals final- his four rounds yielding 96 out of 100 hits so far.
Among other prominent names Prithviraj Tondaiman and Zoravar Sandhu were also in contention with 96. So was the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh, who has a score of 93 so far for his efforts over two days.
Jungsher is also leading in the junior men’s category.