CWG 2018: Ankur Mittal clinches Bronze medal in Men's Double Trap

Shreyasi Singh

Indian shooter Shreyashi Singh shot her career best in women's double trap to increase India's Gold Medal count to 12 by winning the event on Wednesday in Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast. Shreyasi shot 96 in the finals and beat Australia's Emma Cox 2 shots to 1 in the shoot-off at Belmont Shooting Centre. She had won a silver medal in the double trap event at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships as well.

Indian shooters continued to shine on Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. He then won gold at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun in Astana, Kazakhstan, as well as a team gold, followed by another silver at the ISSF World Shotgun Championship in Moscow.

Ankur was eliminated in the penultimate round after Ashab Mohammad missed out on the top three with just one point, with a total tally of 43 points.

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The bronze medal went to Scotland's Linda Pearson who shot 87 to finish a point ahead of Varsha, who held the third place for a while. Ashab Mohammed ended fourth.Earlier in the day, in the Men's 50-metre Pistol event, Om Mitharwal finished third to claim his second Bronze of the Games. 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. On the same day, Ravi Kumar bagged bronze in the Men's 10m Air Rifle. He had created a new CWG record of 235.1 in the final to win.

Om was trailing Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh till the fifth shot before taking the lead with his sixth and final attempt. This was also her first CWG final.

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