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Int'l online shooting 2.0: Rajput, Rizvi win respective events

NEW DELHI: India's Sanjeev Rajput and Shahzar Rizvi received 10m air rifle and air pistol event finals respectively in the second International Online Shooting Championship on Saturday.

Rajput shot 252.6 within the 24-shot final, which was once offered for Saturday's championship after the luck of the inaugural event, to finish on height within the 10m air rifle event.

Austria's Martin Strempfl was once second with 251.7 while France's Etienne Germond claimed the 3rd spot with 230.1.

In the 10m air pistol event, Rizvi shot 241.7 to clinch the highest prize. Compatriot Amanpreet Singh took the second spot with 241.5 while Scotland's Lucy Evans finished 3rd after scoring 214.9.

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The cutting edge event is an initiative of former India shooter Shimon Sharif to assist the athletes get a feel of competition all over the coronavirus-forced lockdown in many nations.

The competitors logged in thru an app from their respective places and shot the usage of their Electronic Shooting Targets.

The competition was once live-streamed on the net. Hungarian shooter Peter Sidi and India's Joydeep Karmakar were on statement while several distinguished Indian and international coaches joined in thru video chats.

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