Sarabjot takes gold in the 10m air pistol at the National Shooting Championships, while Shiva wins the junior and juvenile titles.

Haryanas Sarabjot Singh crowned the National Champion for the first time in his short career. The youngster beat state-mate Shiva Narwal by 0.5 points going into the final two aims of the 24-shot final.

NEW DELHI: Haryanas Sarabjot Singh was crowned the National Champion for the first time in his short career when he won the mens 10m air pistol competition, while young sensation Saurabh Chaudhary came in fourth on Saturday.Sarabjot trailed state-mate Shiva Narwal by 0.5 points going into the final two aims of the 24-shot final.At the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, the youngster scored 10 and 10.5 to Shivas 10.1 and 9.3 to triumph with 242.3 points.Shiva slugged for silver with 241.7 points, 0.6 points behind Sarabjot.

Shiva, on the other hand, took the junior mens gold medal, defeating Saurabh Chaudhary by a wafer thin margin of 0.2 points in the final.His 246.7 was also a national finals record, tying Uttar Pradesh's Saurabh at 245.30.Saurabh also broke his record, winning silver with 246.5 points.Sarabjot earned a bronze medal in this round, 225.4, and 265.

Arif Malik of the United Kingdom won bronze with 216.2 points.The 64th National Shooting Championship will feature over 4500 participants in Pistol events, which will take place until December 6.