Smit Singh’s Skeet Double Helps Punjab Pip Maharashtra to Second Place in the 35th National Games Shooting Medals Tally
New Delhi, 08 Feb 2015: Smit Singh of Punjab, bagged a Golden Double in the Men’s Skeet, on the concluding day of the Shooting competitions, here at the Kerala Police Academy Range at Ramavarmapuram, on day nine of the 35th National Games, to help Punjab edge out Maharashtra and finish second in the Shooting Medals Tally. Smit won the individual Gold with a combined finals score of 28 with the more fancied Mairaj Ahmed Khan of U.P finishing second with an identical combined score, but losing out on a low score of 13 in the final round. Angad Vir Singh Bajwa of Punjab won the Bronze with a combined score of 27.
Smit and Angad also teamed up with Karam Sukhbir Singh to help Punjab bag the Men’s Team Gold in Skeet. Their finals tally of 329 was better than the 327 that the troika of Parampal Singh Guron, Rajpal Singh Kocchar and Mohd. Hamza Shiekh of Chattisgarh managed to win the Silver Medal. The Services Team finished in Bronze Medal position in the event.
Services comfortably finished on top of the 35th National Games Shooting Medals Tally with a total haul of 26 medals, including 15 Gold, four Silver and seven Bronze Medals. Punjab won a total of 15 medals from the Shooting ranges including seven Gold, six Silver and two Bronze Medals. Maharashtra finished third with 13 Medals including six Gold, three Silver and four Bronze.