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Shreyasi wins gold, Ankur, Om bag bronze

Gold Coast (Australia), April 11: Indian shooters enjoyed another fruitful day at the 21st Commonwealth Games as Shreyasi Singh won gold in the women’s Double Trap event while Ankur Mittal and Om Mitharwal took bronze in their respective men’s categories here on Wednesday.
Shreyasi edged out Emma Cox of Australia in a shoot-off to win the title after both shooters had finished the fil round on 96 points each.
Cox found the target only once during the shoot-off but the Indian held her nerves to score twice and claim the gold.
Varsha Varman, the second Indian in the fray, missed out on the bronze by a rrow margin. She scored 86 to finish fourth, just a single point behind bronze medallist Linda Pearson of Scotland.
Among the men, Mittal took bronze in men’s Double Trap and Om finished third in men’s 50 metre Pistol. These medals took India’s tally to 24, with 11 of them coming in the shooting disciplines. (IANS)

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