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44 shooters qualify for East Zone Shooting championship

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The shooters qualified for East Zone CHampionship.

Day before the International Women’s Day, 25 women from Chhattisgarh have qualified for the East Zone Shooting Championship to be held at Asansol in West Bengal from March 11 to 14, giving the message of women empowerment in the state.  Similarly, 19 men were selected for the East Zone Championship on the basis of their performance in the State Level Shooting Championship held at Mana Camp in Raipur under the aegis of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Rifle Association and Jindal Steel and Power Limited.

As many as 234 shooters from across the state had participated in the championship organised from February 27 to March 7. Association general secretary Rakesh Gupta and other office bearers congratulated the qualified shooters for future.

Vikram Singh Sisodia (2nd from Right) and other shooters being honoured with hold medal. Sisodia scored 259 out of 300 in Centre Fire Pistol 25 M Men Ind.

The shooters selected for East Zone are Swapnil Rishi, Sanket Samuel, Abhishek, Md Faizan Nyyar, Shashank Samuel, Monika Sharma, Ashma Parveen Qureshi, Shikhar Samuel, Nitin Bara, Vaibhav Chandrakar, Rehan Siddique, Manas Kannoj, Manvendra, Anurah Sharma, Huma Yunus, Shivani Babar, Ranjana Dhruw, Advika Nitin Sahay, Shivam Choudhary, Krishna Kashyap, Khushi Choudhary, Sunishka Kumar, Kayanat Khamar Sharif, Chanchal Sahu, Kushagradev Singh Parihar, Anjal Gagan Janwar, Harshpratap Parihar, Yashasvi Singh, Pranju Shri Somani, Anand Goyal, Vikram Singh Sisodia (scored 259 out of 300 and secured the first position in Centre Fire Pistol 25 Metre Men, Ind), Harman Singh Sandhu, Prithvi Rao Mahadik, Ashish Kumar Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Harshlata Porte, Sapna Soni, Riya Gautam, Chitwan Singh, Udit Dubey, Sadiya Yunus, Priya Raje Singh, Jenifer Suta and Akshat Shukla.

Meanwhile, in another turn of events, Gursimrat Kaur Bhatia, who qualified for the East Zone, was restricted from participating in the zonal championship because of her age. As per rules, shooters 12 years and above can participate in the championship. More than double the shooters selected last year are participating in the zonal championship.

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