Manu strikes gold

Silver for Hee Ravi takes bronze

Gold Coast, April 8: India’s Manu Bhaker and Hee Sidhu won the gold and silver medals the women’s 10m Air Pistol event respectively, while Ravi Kumar took bronze medal in the men’s 10 metre air rifle event of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday.
Harya’s 16-year-old Bhaker produced a spectacular performance, setting a new CWG record with a total of 240.9 points in the fil round.
Bhaker was in fine form coming into her maiden CWG appearance, having won 10m air pistol and 10m air pistol mixed event gold medals at the ISSF World Cup earlier this year in Mexico.
Experienced Sidhu registered 234 points to make it 1-2 for India at the top of the podium. It was her first medal at the CWG. She made her CWG debut in 2010 New Delhi edition.
Ravi’s bronze medal in the 10 metre air rifle event ensured that India bag its third medal on the opening day of the shooting competitions here.
Ravi shot a total of 224.1 to finish behind Australian Dane Sampson (245) and Bangladesh’s Abdullah Hel Baki (244.7), who won the gold and silver, respectively at the Belmont Shooting Centre here. IANS