Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 5, Live Updates: Indian shooting ace Jitu Rai claimed the gold medal in men’s 10m air pistol event by creating a new games record while compatriot Om Prakash Mitharval bagged a bronze at the CWG 2018 at Gold Coast.
Indian shooting ace Jitu Rai claimed the gold medal in men’s 10m air pistol event by creating a new games record while compatriot Om Prakash Mitharval bagged a bronze at the Commonwealth Games. World Championship silver medallist Rai shot 235.1 to comfortably finish top of the podium. Mitharval, who had established a new qualification record with 584, eventually finished with the bronze medal after aggregating 214.3 in the eight-man finals at the Belmont Shooting Centre. Australia’s Kerry Bell managed to secure the silver medal with 233.5. In the women’s 10m Air Rifle event, Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela bagged silver and bronze respectively. Ghosh lost to eventual champions Martina Lindsay of Singapore in the shoot-off after both were tied at a CWG record score of 247.2 in the final. In the shoot-off, Ghosh scored 9.9 while Martina shot 10.3. Apurvi got the bronze with 225.3. In the finals, Jitu led with 100.4 at the end of stage 1, while Mitharval was third with 98.1.
In stage 2 elimination, Rai started with 10.3 and 10.3 to lead the pecking order, even as his compatriot moved up and displaced Bell at second place with two 10.1s. Championship Rai continued to surge ahead with a 10.2 but an 8.4 disturbed his momentum somewhat, as the next shot fetched him 9.2. Meanwhile, Mitharval closed the gap as Rai had just 8.8 in the 18th shot to Mitharval’s 10.0. However, Mitharval slipped after that even as Rai managed another 10.0 and maintained the lead throughout to emerge triumphant. Indian weightlifter Pardeep Singh won silver in the men’s 105 kilogram category at the Commonwealth Games 2018 on Monday. Pardeep lifted 152 kg in snatch and 200 kg in clean and jerk to register a total of 352 kg. Sanele Mao of Samoa won gold with a total of 360 kg. He lifted 154 kg in snatch and 206 kg in clean and jerk. England’s Owen Boxall got the bronze with a total of 351 kg which included 152 kg in snatch and 199 kg in clean and jerk.