Vijay Kumar Win Gold

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Current Affairs: Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar, with a score of 588, win the pistol gold in the 59th National shooting championship at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad (Delhi).

Vijay finished strongly by shooting 296 in the rapid fire section of the centre fire pistol event, after having shot 292 in the precision stage.

current affairsGurpreet Singh, the rapid fire specialist who has won an Olympic quota place in air pistol, had shot gold in the 25-metre standard pistol earlier.

Pemba Tamang, who won the rapid fire pistol gold in a dramatic climax after having qualified in the sixth place with a modest 565, beat Harpreet Singh 49-48 in the shoot-off to take the bronze in centre fire pistol after being tied on 582.

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