Babuta, Vivaan crowned champions at 65th NSCC


Arjun Babuta in Men’s 10m Air Rifle and Vivaan Kapoor in Men’s Trap, were crowned national champions across two cities where the 65th National Shooting Championship Competitions are currently being held.
Punjab’s Arjun overcame Assam’s Hriday Hazarika 16-8 in the gold medal match at the Vattiyoorkkavu Shooting Range in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, where the Rifle nationals are taking place as read in a statement issued by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). At the same time, Rajasthan’s Vivaan, got the better of Tamil Nadu’s Prithviraj Tondaiman shooting 31 birds to the latter’s 27, in the medal match at Delhi’ Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, the venue of the Shotgun nationals. Arjun made the gold medal match after topping the top eight ranking round with a score of 263.4. Hriday was second with 262.9 to earn his place in the title clash. In Men’s Trap, Vivaan came second behind state-mate and Paris 2024 Olympics quota winner Bhowneesh Mendiratta in the second semi-final, shooting down 21 targets to latter’s 22.