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Vignesh Krishna , Arthi Philo strike it rich

Principal Correspondent

— Photo: K. Ananthan

PROUD MOMENT:S. Praveena (left) and A. Arthi Philo of Coimbatore Rifle Club who reaped a rich harvest.

Coimbatore: Coimbatore fell seven short of the century mark in the medals table. But, the count did not matter as the host finished right on top in the 36th State shooting championship for rifle and pistol at the Coimbatore Rifle Club range here on Sunday.

M.B. Vignesh Krishna and Arthi Philo played their part for Coimbatore. The former turned out to be the master shooter in the boys' class. A Plus Two student of Stanes AIHSS, Vignesh took home ten medals of which eight were gold and two silver.

“I have participated in four State championships in the past, but I have never been this successful. I am extremely delighted that I did it in front of my hometown crowd,” said the 17-year-old pistol specialist.

Arthi enjoyed a count of 13 of which nine were shining bright yellows. The 19-year-old engineering student from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in Sathyamangalam was so busy climbing up and down the stage that for a brief moment she lost count of the medals. But, she was quick to crosscheck and say she got it all.

Arthi was obviously delighted. “I am extremely thrilled because I have never won so many medals. I only wish I carry this forward in the championships to come.”

Coimbatore's S. Praveena finished with four gold and two silver medals. Besides a rich harvest, the 17-year-old was instrumental in shattering the 50m open sight rifle three position event for junior women.

A Plus Two student of Avila MHSS, Praveena fired a 442 and with it erased the five-year mark of 418 set by K. Agneeshwari at Coimbatore.

S. Vaishnavee, a first year B.Tech product from Amrita, enjoyed a medal count of ten of which six were silver and the rest bronze.

D.V. Seetharama Rao, NRAI's Joint Secretary General, was pleased with the performances of the shooters. “They are all making an impact with just limited facility. I can see a bright future.”

The results (final): S-series (ISSF shooters): 10m peep sight air rifle: Junior women: 1. A. Arthi Philo (Cbe) 385; 2. S. Praveen (Cbe) 385; 3. S. Vaishnavee (Cbe) 383. Women: 1. A. Arthi Philo (Cbe) 385; 2. S. Praveena (Cbe) 385; 3. S. Vaishnavee (Cbe) 383.

T-series (TN shooters):10m peep sight air rifle: Women: 1. A. Noorul Anisha (Mdu) 385; 2. S. Vaishnavee (Cbe) 383; 3. W. Sandhya (Chn) 367.

10m open sight air rifle: Junior men: 1. S. Dhiwagar Maria Jesu Raj (Mdu) 277 (NMR); 2. S. Kiran Kumar (Mdu) 252; 3. M. Muthukumar (Mdu) 226.

Junior women: 1. C. Bijoy Lakshmi (Nlg) 303 ( NMR); 2. S.P. Tamil Azhahe (Mdu) 222; 3. V. Murugeshwari (Mdu) 158.

Men: 1. B. Mithlesh (Mdu) 350 ( NMR); 2. V. Hari Hara Sudhan (Mdu) 338 ( NMR); 3. B, Harihara Raja (Mdu) 321 ( NMR); 4. S. Ramesh Kumar (Heav) 316 ( NMR) & P. Ganesan (Mdu) 312 ( EMR). (OR: P. Ramachandran 312, 2009, Madurai).

50m open sight rifle 3-position: 1. S. Praveena (Cbe) 442 (NMR); 2. R. Sreeja (Try) 280 .

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