Pune: Om Prakash claimed gold in the men 50m free pistol event on the opening day of the in the 55th National Shooting Championships that got underway at the Balewadi Sports Complex shooting ranges. The 25-year-old Prakash dominated the event in the qualifying round and never looked back. He shot 563 in the preliminary round. His aggregate total was 661.4. While Vijay Kumar (total score 647) claimed silver. The bronze went to Amanpreet Singh whose total was 646.9.
In the women 10m air rifle event, Shruti won the title, while Anjali Bhagwat, finished third. Nampi Das took the second spot.