Tokyo Olympics quota holder Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Maharashtra’s teen prodigy Rudrankksh Patil walked away with the top honours in the 10m air pistol and 10m air rifle finals of the third edition of the Online Shooting Championship on Saturday.

Patil, who had shown immense promise during the 2020 national trials in Thiruvananthapuram, shot 252.9 in the finals, which is 0.1 points higher than the current world record held by China’s Haonan Yu. However, this is not the first time Patil, who made his e-competition debut, has surpassed the record. The youngster had scored 253.4 en route to winning the youth trials this year.

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“I was missing practice for many days now. So this was a pretty good warm-up,” said the marksman, who followed up a good qualification round with an exemplary show in the final.

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