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Commonwealth Games 2018: Shooter Ankur Mittal wins bronze in Men's Double Trap

11 April 2018

Continuing India's medal rush at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games, shooter Shreyasi Singh clinched the country's first gold medal on the seventh day in the women's double trap final at the Belmont Shotgun Range on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Indian shooter hailing from Delhi finished third on the podium behind David McMath of Scotland and Tim Kneale of Isle of Man who bagged gold and silver medal respectively. This was her third attempt to win a Gold Medal and she successfully managed to do the same as she edged Australia's Emma Cox.

Yet another medal for India in shooting and yet again, the shooter was extremely close to land a silver. At the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, she scored 92 points to finish second place. Varsha Varman missed out on the bronze by a single point after shooting a score on 86.

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The Indian maintained his lead with his next two shots but Repacholi went ahead by a point after to more attempts. Shreyasi claimed the top spot after going past Australia's Emma Cox and Scotland's Linda Pearson.

This was India's second Bronze of the day now they have 12 Gold, 4 Silver and 8 Bronze to their name. While Mitharval upstaged the 10m air pistol gold medallist Jitu Rai in the 50m pistol event, Jitu surprisingly finished last in a competition which he championed in Glasgow.

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Om Mitharwal became a double medalist, after Heena Sidhu, as he had bagged Bronze for India with a score of 214.3 in Men's 10m Air Pistol Final on Monday. He had created a new CWG record of 235.1 in the final to win.

Malaysia's Johnathan Guanjie (545), Kristian Callaghan (541) of England and Singapore's Swee Hon Lim (534) were the other shooters to qualify for the final.

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Shooter Ankur Mittal wins bronze in Men's Double Trap