Olympian Ayonika Paul has won the women’s 10m Air Rifle T1 event in the National Shooting trials held at Thiruvananthapuram, while Chandigarh’s Vijayveer won the junior men’s 25m Pistol T2 event with an aggregate score of 585. He had three inner 10s, more than second-placed Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu of Punjab.
Ayonika registered a score of 252.0 enroute to victory. Her effort was just 0.9 behind Apurvi’s world record of 252.9. Himachal’s Zeena Khitta, stood in second place with a score of 251.1, while Apurvi came third with a score of 229.8. Zeena also won the junior women’s trials in the same event and also had the best qualifying score on the day with a 630.0 to show after 60 shots.