KANGAR, June 2 (Bernama) -- Selangor's top gun Rishipal Singh pulled off a pleasant upset by shooting down the men's individual 10m Pistol gold medal at the Sg Batu Pahat Shooting Range after overcoming National shooter Siau Zianyi and two other pre-game favourites.
Rishipal who started as the underdog gunned down 569 points to beat Siau Zianyi from Perak who managed 566 points while Negeri Sembilan's Jasmi Mohamad Zin took the bronze medal with 565 points.
Two shooters who started as the pre-game favourites, Choo Wen Yan, the National record holder in the event and Eddy Chew from Johor could only manage fourth and sixth places respectively with 564 and 560 points.
"I certainly did not expect to beat a strong and experienced field to win the gold medal. I must thank my coach who supported and guided me all the way.
"I must admit that I was nervous at the start but I kept my focus and managed to fall back on my training regime," said Rishipal who aspires to continue his career as a national shooter.....