After briefly losing the top spot to Haryana, Services Sports Control Board continued to lead the medals tally with 25 medals (16 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze), followed by the north-Indian powerhouse which tallied 24 medals (15 gold, five silver and 4 bronze). Maharashtra were third despite a higher medal count of 30 on account of 9 gold, 15 silver and six bronze.

Vijay, who won the team silver in last year's Asian Games, was in ominous form as he grabbed both the individual team gold for Services in the men's 25m center fire pistol competition. Vijay shot a score of 583 in the individual competition before Services also finished on top in the team
event with a score of 1733.

Himachal Pradesh veteran Samresh Jung (576) and Services' Pemba Tamang, part of the silver-winning Asiad team, settled for the silver and bronze medals respectively in the individual competition.

In the men's 50m rifle prone event, Services' Chain Singh Manhas left the likes of Joydeep Karmakar (West Bengal) and Sanjeev Rajput (Haryana) behind to snatch the gold medal with a score of 205.8. Madhya Pradesh's Samsher Singh Bhandari (204.6) grabbed the silver ahead of Karmakar, who shot a
rather disappointing score of 183.1 to fetch a bronze.

In trap and skeet shooting events in Thrissur, World Cup gold-medallist Manavjit Sandhu, representing Punjab, won gold in men's trap finals as Uttar Pradesh's Anwer Sultan and his statemate Anirudh Singh bagged the silver and bronze respectively.

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