Angad Vir Singh Bajwa is still cross with the referees. He claims he was robbed of a target hit by the referees, otherwise he would have finished his first round in qualifications with a perfect score of 25. “They deemed it to be a miss but I broke the target!” Bajwa said. He had just shot a world record of 60/60 in the final to win the gold medal in skeet at the ongoing Asian Shotgun Championships in Kuwait City. He qualified for the final by breaking 121 clay targets.
To put things into perspective, Vincent Hancock, two-time Olympics gold medallist and the reigning world champion, hasn’t hit 60 in a final, but he has fallen short thrice by a single target. And yet Bajwa was complaining about a disputed call by the referees. His father, Gurpal Singh Bajwa, said he is ‘always glued to the gun’.
“I have told him many times to relax a bit and socialise but he is obsessed and he can’t help but talk about skeet or what he needs to do to get better in the sport,” Gurpal said, talking to The Tribune from Toronto.