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- Saturday, December 29, 2012 - From Print Edition


KARACHI: Punjab’s young skeet shooter Usman Chand set a new record on Friday by winning gold medals in all three shotgun events in the 32nd National Games.


He scored 124 out of 150 in trap event in individual category.


He had already won gold in skeet event by scoring 149 out of 150 and in double trap event by scoring 154 out of 200.


“With this landmark, he has actually made an unbreakable record. This is more astonishing because he has before this never won any gold in any such events,” said Javed S Lodhi, Secretary National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP).


The secretary further said that now he would be given more chances to play international events because international exposure is a must for a player of his caliber. “We will also arrange quality training opportunities for him,” he added.


Usman told this scribe after making the record that he was delighted to have changed the history of shooting in the country. “Now I will start practice according to the new rules of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) for shotgun,” he added.


He added that he also planned to participate in Qatar Open Shotgun to be held in Doha from February 10 and in ISSF World Cup to be held at Al Ain in Dubai from April 15-24.


Meanwhile, on the last day of the games, Sindh won gold and bronze in individual trap events, while in the team events Sindh won gold and Pujab won bronze.