Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar of Indian Army has won gold medal at the 59th National Shooting Championship held in New Delhi.
He won the gold medal in the men’s 25-metre centre fire pistol category by shooting a combined score of 588 over the rapid and precision rounds.
Gurpreet Singh of Indian Army finished second with a 586 score winning silver medal and Pemba Tamang managed to secure the third place with 582 score winning bronze medal.
Other winners in the Championship are
- 25m standard pistol event: Gurpreet Singh (Indian Army).
- Rapid fire pistol: Pemba Tamang (Indian Army).
- Air pistol & Standard pistol events: Achal Pratap Singh Grewal.
It should be noted that Vijay Kumar had won the silver medal in the 25m rapid fire pistol event at the 2012 Olympics held in London.