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Shagun Chowdhary Crowned National Women's Trap Champion

Published on November 18, 2017
Indian shooter Shagun Chowdhary bagged a national championship crown by winning women's trap event at the 61st National Shooting Championship.

Shagun Chowdhary Crowned National Women's Trap Champion

  • Shagun is the first Indian woman trap shooter to win an Olympic berth
  • She defeated Punjab's Rajeshwari Kumari to prevail 41-38 in the final.
  • The third place was secured by Shreyasi Singh who was representing Bihar
  • N Nivetha of Tamil Nadu won the Junior Women's title in the same event shooting 37.
  • Shefali Rajak of Madhya Pradesh secured the second spot while  Delhi's Soumya Gupta came in third.

What is trapshooting?

  • It is one of the three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting. 
  • The other two disciplines are skeet shooting and sporting clays. 
  • In trap shooting, the targets are launched from a single "house" or machine, generally away from the shooter.
  • In skeet shooting, targets are launched from two "houses" in somewhat "sideways" paths that intersect in front of the shooter.
  • Sporting clays include a more complex course, with many launch points.
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