Punjab colt Akshay Jain grabbed a golden pistol double, upstaging former Commonwealth Games champion Samaresh Jung in the process, in the Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship
s at the Balewadi ranges on Saturday.
Jain took a three- point lead over CISFs Jung, the star Indian shooter at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, in the preliminaries and used it to his advantage in the final to bag the mens 50m free pistol title.
Jain, who also clinched the corresponding crown in the juniorsalt39event to complete a fine golden double, shot 550 in the qualifiers as compared to Jungs 547.
Though Jung outperformed Jain in the finals, tallying 94.1 for an overall tally of 641.1, Jains effort of 92.2 in the eight- man summit contest was enough for the youngster to pocket the gold with an aggregate of 642.2.
Armys Om Prakash took the third place with 637.1 while Navys Omkar Singh, who had won three gold medals in last years Delhi Commonwealth Games, was pushed to the fourth spot tallying 535.5.
In the team championships, Om Prakash ( 540), Gurpal Singh ( 536) and Vijay Singh ( 548) helped army to bag the gold with 1624, with Navy ( Satendra Kumar, Omkar and Naresh Kumar) getting the silver ( 1592) and Border Security Force the bronze ( 1588).