Commonwealth Championship: Indian shooters clean sweep 10m air pistol event

November 2, 2017

Commonwealth Shooting Championship


India continued their strong showing at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship, winning a gold each in the men’s 10m air pistol and women’s 10m air rifle events, respectively here yesterday. Indian pistol shooters pulled off a clean sweep in the 10m air pistol event with Shahzar Rizvi, Omkar Singh and Jitu Rai winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

In the women’s 10m air rifle event, Pooja Ghatkar bagged a gold, while Anjum Moudgil won the silver. The bronze in this event went to Martina Lindsay Veloso of Singapore. The third Indian in the final, Meghana Sajjanar, finished fifth.Youngster Rizvi finished ahead of established shooters Omkar and Jitu. The day started with Shahzar topping the 16-man qualification round with a score of 581. Omkar and Jitu followed him into the eight-man final with 576 and 571 respectively.

In the women’s 10m air rifle, Singapore’s star rifle shooter, Jasmine Xer, topped the qualification with 419.8 and her teammate, Martina Veloso shot 417.5 to finish second. Jasmine’s was a Commonwealth qualification record. Meghana, with 416.6, Pooja with 415.3 and Anjum with 414.1 qualified in third, fourth and sixth positions respectively.

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