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Manavjit clinches two medals at Asian Clay shooting

March 31, 2010 15:01 IST

Former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu combined with Mansher Singh and Birendeep Singh to clinch the men's trap team gold but settled for silver in the individual event of the Asian Clay Shooting Championship in Bangkok on Wednesday.

Manavjit (120/125), Mansher (110) and Birendeep (111) won the gold medal with a score of 341/375.

Manavjit took the silver in the individual category with a score of 120+18. He was tied with a Kuwaiti shooter in the qualifying round in which both had scores of 120/125. But in the finals, the Kuwaiti shooter won the gold with 19/25, while Manavjit could shoot only 18/25.

On Tuesday, in the women's Trap event, Shreyasi Singh (58/75), Seema Tomar (54) and Varsha Tomar (54) won the bronze medal in team event, the National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) said in a statement.

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