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Prakash, Malaika struck Gold at 57th National Shooting Championship

Dec 14, 2013 15:58 IST

At the 57th National Shooting Championship being held at Tughlakabad on 14 December 2013, Malaika Goel of Punjab and Prakash Nanjappa of Karnataka won Gold in their respective categories.

Malaika won the Gold in women’s 10-meter air pistol whereas Prakash won Gold in 50-meter free pistol. The 16-year-old Malaika beat seasoned Harveen Srao by 5.3 points in the final to win the gold. Earlier she beat Olympians Heena Sidhu and Annu Raj Singh to make the final.

Malaika also swept the junior and youth Gold medals as well, on the basis of her qualification score of 385 that had placed her second in qualification for the women’s final.

The 37-year-old Prakash battling Bell’s Palsy disease (dryness of eye) scored a total of 550 to win the Gold medal in the final.

The Results:






  1. Prakash Nanjappa
  2. Kapil Kumar
  3. Gurpal Singh


  1. Sukhwinder Singh
  2. Kapil Kumar
  3. Prashant Malik



  1. Malaika Goel
  2. Harveen Srao
  3. Shreya Gawande


  1. Malaika Goel
  2. Nayani Bhardwaj
  3. Shreya Gawande


  1. Malaika Goel
  2. Nayani Bhardwaj
  3. Gauri Sheoran

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