Himachal’s Zeena clinches gold in 10m air rifle event

Himachal’s Zeena clinches gold in 10m air rifle event

Himachal’s Zeena clinches gold in 10m air rifle event

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Guwahati, Jan 16:

Zeena Khitta continued her good form in the 10m air rifle event as she clinched gold at the Khelo India Youth Games with a score of 251.3 here on Tuesday.

Punjab’s Jasmeen Kaur and Sift Kaur bagged the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Khitta has backed up her excellent performance at the Nationals, where she defeated star shooters Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela.

“I am feeling great. I am very proud of myself. Everything is going right for me at the moment. The training, hard work, everything is falling into place. We have trials for the Indian team this month. I will be focussing on that now,” said Khitta.

The 18-year-old, who hails from Rohru, dreams of becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

“My biggest dream is to become the first Indian woman to win a gold in the Olympics. For this year, I am aiming to participate in the senior ISSF World Cups and win golds in those tournaments.

“I have played only Junior World Cups so far. I will be trying to book a berth in the Indian Olympic shooting team this year,” said the shooter.

Ranjini Trinitymirror

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