Ganemat finishes ninth in Doha World Cup Shotgun with national record
Young shooter Ganemat Sekhon finished ninth after a five-man shoot-off after setting a women’s national record in the qualification on Tuesday at the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) World Cup Shotgun in Doha, Qatar. The 22-year-old shooter from Chandigarh shot 120 out of 125 shots during the two days of qualification. He had to compete in a shoot-off along with four other players to be among the eight shooters who made it to the final. She finished ninth after the shoot-off.
Among other Indians in women’s skeet, Darshana Rathod shot 117 to finish 25th, while Maheshwari Chauhan finished 28th with a score of 116. Sanjana Sood, playing for ranking points, hit 114 accurate shots. In men’s skeet, Anantjit Singh Naruka and Gurjot Khangura shot 120 but finished 31st and 35th respectively. Experienced Meraj Ahmed Khan could not maintain his momentum on the opening day. He slipped to 55th place with a score of 119. Shiraz Shaikh did better than all three with 121 accurate shots but he was only playing for ranking points.