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Satyendra wins on concluding day of Shooting nationals

 Agencies |  2016-12-27 23:10:26.0  |  Pune

Army Marksmanship Unit’s (AMU) Satyendra Singh got the better of teammate and Olympian Chain Singh to clinch the gold medal in men’s 50m rifle 3 positions event on the concluding day of 60th National Shooting Championship here on Monday.

Satyendra qualified for the eight-man final in second position behind Chain Singh with a score of 1164, which was identical to Chain’s effort, but had nine fewer inner 10s.

In the final though, he managed to turn the tables on his more internationally accomplished teammate, amassing a score of 450.9 in the stipulated 45 shots to Chain’s 448.4. Rahul Poonia of the Navy won the bronze by shooting 439.1. 

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