Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh wins gold at CWG 2018


India's medal rush in shooting continued on Day 7 of the Commonwealth after Ankur Mittal won Bronze in Men's Double Trap.

The other Indian contender in the field, Varsha Varman, finished fourth with 86.

In Boxing, five-time world champion MC Mary Kom assured herself of a Silver medal, in her maiden Commonwealth Games appearance. Ankur scored 53 points to finish 10 points ahead of compatriot Ashab Mohammed, who finished fourth in the event. With Ankur clinching a Bronze, India's tally now stands at 24 (12, 4, 8). Shreyasi claimed the top spot after going past Australia's Emma Cox and Scotland's Linda Pearson.

She won gold in the women's trap event in the National Shooting Championships in 2012. Shooters, especially, have been on a medal-winning spree with Heena Sidhu, Jitu Rai and Manu Bhaker bringing in the gold for India.

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Shreyasi needed a shootout to trounce her opponent Cox after both aggregated 96 points each. On the same day, Ravi Kumar bagged bronze in the Men's 10m Air Rifle. Kneale ended up with 70 points to get the silver medal, while MacMath ran away with the gold medal with a meet record total of 74.

Earlier, after topping the qualification stage with a score of 549, Om Mitharval suffered a letdown in the last two rounds of the final to finish with bronze in the 50m men's pistol event at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

23-year-old Mitharval, participating in his first Commonwealth Games, had also finished first in the qualification round of the 10m air pistol event after shooting 584 points to equal the Commonwealth Games record, which was previously held exclusively by India's Samaresh Jung. She defeated Sri Lanka's Anusha Koddithuwak, 5-0 to book a place in the 48 kg Final.