Narang settles for silver

November 3, 2017

Narang settles for silver


Gagan Narang allowed a little known Australian — Dane Sampson — to beat him to the men’s rifle prone gold in the Commonwealth shooting championship here on Thursday.

Sampson rode on the big 10s in the climax to take the gold, 1.4 ahead of Narang. Swapnil Kusale finished third, while Sushil Ghalay had to be content with 10th.

In women’s sports pistol, Olympian Annuraj Singh won the bronze behind Aussies Lalita Yauhleuskaya and Elena Galiabovitch.

After a three-way tie on 19 before the last four series, the two Aussies pulled ahead with one perfect round of five each, whereas Annuraj dropped out of the race with a two-point difference.

Annuraj qualified in second place with 578, the same as Rahi Sarnobat, while Heena Sidhu could muster only 571. Heena and Rahi did make the final, but finished fifth and sixth respectively. Heena lost out in the shoot off after pipping Rahi by a point.

The results:

Men: 50m rifle prone: 1. Dane Sampson (Aus) 247.7 (624.3); 2. Gagan Narang 246.3 (617.6); 3. Swapnil Kusale 225.6 (619.1); 10. Sushil Ghalay 614.1.

Women: 25m sports pistol: 1. Lalita Yauhleuskaya (Aus) 35 (571); 2. Elena Galiabovitch (Aus) 32 (577); 3. Annuraj Singh 28 (578); 5. Heena Sidhu 21 (571); 6. Rahi Sarnobat 17 (578).

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