Angad Bajwa shoots world record to win historic skeet gold

Angad Bajwa shoots world record to win historic skeet gold

  
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Angad Bajwa

Angad Bajwa shot a world record to win gold in men’s skeet at the 8th Asian Shotgun Championship in Kuwait.

With the win, 23-year-old, Angad became the first Indian skeet shooter to win an individual gold at an international competition.

It was perfect shooting from Angad as he registered the maximum possible 60/60 in the final to grab the top spot, two points ahead of 42-year-old Jin Di of China who had won silver at the Asian Games. Saeed Al Maktoum of UAE won the bronze with 46.

Earlier in the qualification, Angad shot his personal best of 121/125 to be tied at second with three other shooters while Jin topped with 124. Angad then went into a shoot-off to determine the minor positions and shot 15 targets compared to Al Maktoum’s 16 to be placed third.

In the final though, Angad was on a completely different level and did not make a single mistake to get the perfect score. He completely snuffed out a world class field and delivered on the promise that he has been showing for years.

The other Indian in the fray, Gurjoat Khangura shot 117 to finish 13th.

Angad had finished 14th with a score of 119 at the Asian Games.

The Results:

Men’s Skeet: 1. Angad Bajwa (India) 60 WR (121); 2. Jin Di (China) 58 (124); 3. Saeed Al Maktoum (UAE) 46 (121); 13. Gurjoat Khangura (India) 117.

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