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J&K Shooters Shine at the India Open Competition Air Weapons 2023

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GOREGAON: J&K shooters under the banner of the Jammu & Kashmir Rifle Association (JKRA) exhibited exemplary performance in the recently concluded India Open Competition Air Weapons 2023 held at the M P State Shooting Academy in Goregaon, Bhopal from August 10 to 16, bringing home an impressive haul of gold and silver medals and glory to the UT of J&K. In the Champion of Champions (COC) competition, Aneesha Sharma exhibited remarkable skill and precision, securing the second rank in the women’s category. Similarly, Akul Mengi showcased his prowess by achieving the second rank in the senior men’s category, further bolstering the achievements of the J&K team. In the individual categories, Aneesha Sharma emerged as a standout performer, clinching the gold medal in both the senior women’s rifle category and the junior women’s rifle category. The consistently impressive performance of Aneesha demonstrated her dedication and proficiency in the sport. Akul Mengi exhibited his exceptional marksmanship by securing the gold medal in the youth men’s rifle category, showcasing his potential as a rising star in shooting sports. Shreya Charak’s remarkable efforts were also acknowledged as she secured the bronze medal in the Sub youth Pistol Category, highlighting her talent and dedication to the sport. The team events witnessed an equally spectacular performance from the J&K UT shooters. In the senior women’s rifle category, the trio of Aneesha Sharma, Shimani, and Raveena clinched the silver medal, demonstrating their synergy and teamwork. The junior women’s rifle category saw another triumphant display as Aneesha Sharma, Raveena, and Pragya secured the gold medal, showcasing the depth of talent in the J&K team. President -Jammu & Kashmir Rifle Association, S. S Sodhi congratulated the shooters, their parents, coaches, and the JKRA team members for the achievements of the J&K UT shooters. He also mentioned that those who didn’t win should remember that there’s always a next time. The JKRA board too expressed deep appreciation for the win and congratulated the shooting team of J&K UT acknowledging their hard work and participation.

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