Army wins 7th National Airgun Shooting Championship

Army team wins a total of nine medals with navy bagging two golds, says ISPR


News Desk November 01, 2021
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KARACHI:

The Pakistan Army won the 7th National Airgun Shooting Championship, bagging six gold medals in a total of eight events while the navy clinched two golds during the contest, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.

"Overall the Pakistan Army got six gold medals, two silvers and one bronze medal while the Pakistan Navy secured two gold medals, six silver and seven bronze medals," the military's media wing added.

Last month, more than 50 participants including 41 international shooters from Russia, France, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Kenya participated in the 53rd World Military Shooting Championship at Lahore Garrison Shooting Gallery. The shooters took part in the event with the motto ‘Friendship Through Sports’.

Also read: World military shooting championship concludes in Lahore

In Skeet Shooting women category, Anastassiou of France had clinched the gold medal. Warrant officer Anastasia Krakhmaleva of Russia came second and Lieutenant Komal Shahzadi of Pakistan secured the third slot, bagging bronze medal, it said.

In the men’s category, Leading Marine Asif Mehmood of Pakistan won the gold medal, while Petty officer Waheed Alam and Marine Zeeshan of Pakistan secured second and third positions respectively.

In the mixed category, the Russian team comprising Major Aleski Skorovogatov and warrant officer Anastasia Karakhmaleva won the gold medal with Leading Marine Asif Mehmood and Lieutenant Komal Shahzadi of Pakistan securing the silver medal. Marine Zeeshan and Captain Narina Kosar of Pakistan won the bronze medal.

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