CWG ’18: Shooters bag gold, bronze for India

CWG ’18: Shooters bag gold, bronze for India
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Shooting - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's 10m Air Pistol - Final - Belmont Shooting Centre - Brisbane, Australia - April 9, 2018. Gold medallist Jitu Rai of India celebrates flanked by silver medallist Kerry Bell and bronze medallist Om Mitharval. REUTERS/Eddie Safarik

Gold Coast [Australia]: Indian shooters continued to bring glory to the country as Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharwal won gold and bronze medals respectively here on Monday.

In the men’s 10m air pistol event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, Rai shot a total of 235.1 points, thus, registering a new Games record.

Meanwhile, Mitharwal, in his debut at the event, bagged the third spot after shooting a total of 214.3 points, thus, taking India’s medal count to 15 in the 21st edition of the Games.

Earlier on Sunday, 16-year-old Manu Bhaker and seasoned campaigner Heena Sidhu clinched gold and silver in the women’s 10m Air Pistol final, while Ravi Kumar bagged a bronze medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle final on Day four of the quadrennial event.

On a related note, India has won five medals so far in shooting alone. (ANI)