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CWG’18: Shooters continue good run as Ankur Mittal grabs bronze

CWG’18: Shooters continue good run as Ankur Mittal grabs bronze

Gold Coast [Australia]: Shooter Ankur Mittal added another medal to India’s kitty as he won a bronze in the men’s double trap finals on the seventh day of the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old finished on the third spot after posting a score of 53 in the finals at Belmont Shooting Centre.

David Mcmath took the gold with a score of 74 while the silver went to Tim Kneale of Isle of Man.

Mittal, who picked silver medal in the World Championships in Moscow last year besides bagging a silver and gold in the ISSF World Cups, had earlier finished fifth with a score of 133 in the qualifying to make it to the finals.

Asab Mohammed, the other Indian in fray, was eliminated after he shot 43 out of 50 in the finals of the men’s double trap.

It was India’s second bronze and third medal of the day after shooter Om Prakash Mitharval bagged his second bronze medal in the men’s 50m pistol event of the prestigious quadrennial event.

India’s tally at the Games has now increased to a total of 24, including 12 gold, four silver and eight bronze.(ANI)