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Meitei sets meet record

By Our Sports Reporter

COIMBATORE, SEPT. 8. Amotomba Meitei of Manipur shot 576 and set a new meet record in the small bore free rifle prone (NR) championship 50m men individual on the third day of the 14th all-India G.V. Mavlankar shooting championship at the Coimbatore Rifle Club range here today.

Meitei's effort not only fetched him the gold but also erased the eleven-year existing mark of 572 set by Abhijit Majumdar at the same venue in 1993. Kaushal Kishore Seth of Uttar Pradesh, who did well on day one with a score of 567 and Sukhdeep Singh of Chandigarh settled for the silver and bronze respectively.

Avtar Singh of Army, who equalled the meet record of P.T. Ragunath earlier yesterday, claimed the gold in the small bore free rifle prone 50m event for Services men, while Sunil Kumar and Hari Om Singh (both from Army) finished for the next two places respectively.

G. Rubana brought smiles into the Tamil Nadu camp with a golden effort of 563 in the 50m individual for women. Lakhande Rajeshree (542) of NCC and Malathy David (542) of Tamil Nadu had to rest content with the silver and bronze respectively.

The results: S.B. free rifle prone 50m junior men (Services) individual: 1. Hari Om Singh (Army) 576, 2. Satyendra Singh (Army) 575, 3. Abbas Shaik (Army) 568. Junior women: 1. K. Annapurna (NCC) 542, 2. Sheelke Amruta (NCC) 538, 3. Nivya Maria George (Kerala) 537. Women individual: 1. G. Rubana (TN) 563, 2. Lakhande Rajeshree (NCC) 542, 3. Malathy David (TN) 542. Junior men individual: 1. Gaurav Hridya (UA) 557, 2. Mohite Indrajeet (NCC) 557, 3. Saurav Agrawal (NCC) 556. Men (Services): 1. Avtar Singh (Army) 583 EMR, 2. Sunil Kumar (Army) 579, 3. Hari Om Singh (Army) 576. 50m men individual: 1. T.H. Amotomba Meitei (Manipur) 576 NMR, 2. Kaushal Kishore Seth (UP) 567, 3. Sukhdeep Singh (Chd) 561.

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