Shillong, Mar 1: The 6th Meghalaya State Shooting Championship 2021 came to a close yesterday, with 25 shooters participating.

The events comprised 10m air rifle (men, women and mixed team), 50m rifle prone (men), 10m air pistol (men, women and youth) and 25m pistol (women).

Prior to yesterday’s prize distribution, I Mawthoh, branch head of North East Small Finance Bank, handed over a cheque of Rs 7-plus lakhs for the purchase of one small bore sports rifle and accessories to the Shooting Association of Meghalaya.

Commissioner of Sports & Youth Affairs and chief guest, D Vijay Kumar, congratulated SAM for having successfully conducted the championship despite the difficult situation brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kumar added that the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs is on track in preparing infrastructure required for the National Games 2022, which Meghalaya is meant to host. He also thanked North East Small Finance Bank for supporting SAM in organising the tournament.

SAM President John F Kharshiing thanked the officials of the 58 Gorkha Training Centre for having allowed the athletes to conduct their training and championship at the short range in Madanrting. He also expressed relief that the athletes’ parents came forward after the lockdown to kickstart shooting and congratulated all the winners and the office bearers who made the championship a success.

Full results:

Men’s 10m air rifle
1st Dennyson Kyrsian
2nd Banrilang Bleine
3rd Wanpliborlang Nongsiej

Women’s 10m air rifle
1st Anjali Singh
2nd S Rebecca
3rd Suparna Sinha

Mixed team 10m air rifle
1st Anjali Singh, Banrilang Bleine
2nd S Rebecca, Wanpliborlang Nongsiej
3rd Suparna Sinha, Mawdaker Marwein

Men’s 50m rifle prone
1st Dennyson Kyrsian
2nd Banrilang Bleine
3rd Mawdaker Marwein

Women’s 50m rifle prone
1st Anjali Singh

Men’s 10m air pistol
1st Rohit Thapa
2nd Lalminlun Vaiphei
3rd Davis NR Marak

Women’s 10m air pistol
1st Balarishisha Rani
2nd Shirley Mary Kharbuli
3rd Toiaibha Mylliempdah

Youth 10m air pistol
1st Gauri Bharadwaj

Women’s 25m pistol
1st Balarishisha Rani
2nd Shirley Mary Kharbuli
3rd Toaibha Mylliempdah

(Photo: Shooting Association of Meghalaya)

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