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Posted at: Sep 22, 2016, 1:37 AM; last updated: Sep 22, 2016, 1:37 AM (IST)

City’s young gun strikes gold

City’s young gun strikes gold
Anhad Jawanda (centre) gets the gold at the ISSF Junior World Cup held at Azerbaijan. A Tribune Photograph

Gurvinder Singh

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 21

Seventeen-year-old Anhad Jawanda notched a gold in the 25-m pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup underway at Gabala, Azebaijan, today.

He came sixth in the 15-m rapid fire pistol event yesterday. Elated, his father and coach Inderjeet Jawanda said Anhad has been performing well. Though he was down after the rapid fire pistol event, he came up trumps today.

Inderjit Jawanda, a national-level shooter himself, said it was his passion that his son, too, took over. He said he has been coaching his son since he was 8 and he too has been showing promise and performing well. He has been winning several shooting events. He also won seven gold medals in the National Games last year, he said.

He was part of the Indian team that won two bronze medals in shooting in international sports tournament in Czech Republic this year.

‘Lack of shooting range an impediment’

Though Anhad is aiming for Olympics, lack of shooting range in Ludhiana was a huge impediment in his training, Jawanda said. “We have to go to Jalandhar as we don’t have a 25-m shooting range in Ludhiana. There are two shooting ranges, one at a private college and another at a private school, but both these are 10-m shooting ranges,” he said.

“There was a shooting range earlier at SCD Government College, but instead of upgrading it, it has been scrapped now. So we are left with no choice but to go to other cities,” he added.


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