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Monday, December 24, 2012
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KARACHI: Punjab’s Usman Chand won gold medal in the skeet men event on the second day of the National Games in Lahore, while Sindh’s team led the list.

 

Usman Chand from Sialkot scored 138 out of 150 to win the gold, while Sindh’s Amin Karamat scored 126 to secure silver. Ahmed Sultan from Sindh scored 119 to win the bronze medal.

 

In this category, Sindh were at top with gold, while Punjab secured silver and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa got bronze medal.

 

Ahmed Bilal of HEC while representing Sindh won gold by scoring 564 out of 600 in the 10m air pistol men event. Wapda’s two athletes secured silver and bronze in this event.

 

In ladies’ sports pistol, Mishal Munir of Punjab won gold by scoring 516 out of 600, while HEC secured silver and bronze medals in this category.

 

It is to worth mentioning here that due to the pullout of Navy, young promising shooters of different departments, especially Higher Education Commission, got ample opportunities to prove their skills.

 

“This will give the sport a huge boost in universities, which is a good sign for the country as it will have young talented players in the years to come,” said Secretary National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) Javed S Lodhi while talking to ‘The News’.