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Indians set three records at Commonwealth Shooting

Indian shooters set the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range ablaze with three meet records and took their tally of golds to 13 on the fifth day of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships here Monday.

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian shooters set the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range ablaze with three meet records and took their tally of golds to 13 on the fifth day of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships here Monday.

Indian air pistol ace, Samaresh Jung continued his great form by winning his second gold in the championship in the 10-metre Air Pistol event. He scored 583.3 points to break his own previous record of 583 points. Zakir Khan of India bagged silver with 576 points while England's Michael Gault bagged the bronze medal with 574 points.

 

The second gold of the day came from Navy man Sanjeev Rajput in the men's 50m 3 positions rifle event. Rajput grabbed the gold with 1170 points while England's James Huckle took the silver with 1158 points. India's Imran Hasan Khan won the bronze with 1155 points.

 

In the men's 50m 3 Positions Rifle team event, the combined score of 2323 points by India's Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang ensured the gold for the country.

 

They broke the previous record of 2279 points set by Rajput and Sushil Ghalay set at the 2005 meet in Australia. The English shooting pair of James Huckle and Parr Jr Ken bagged the silver medal with 2295 points and Scotland's duo Graham Rudd and Neil Stirton scored 2266 points to bag bronze medal.

 

India swept all medals in the 25-metre rapid fire pistol category. Vijay Kumar continued his brilliant performance helping India to add gold to its kitty. He scored a spectacular total score of 775 points breaking the previous record of 760.6 points.

 

Interestingly, he also broke the qualifying record made by compatriot Pemba Tamang in 2005 of 565 points by scoring 581 points in the qualifying round. India's Gurpreet Singh finished a close second with his score of 774 points bagging the silver while the bronze was taken by Pemba, who scored 756 points.

 

In the men's trap pairs event, Australia's Adam Vella and Michael McNabb won the first gold of the championship for their country with a combined score of 194 points. India's Manavjeet Singh Sandhu and Birendeep Sodhi won the silver medal with 191 points. England's Aaron Heading and James Sole had to content themselves with the bronze for their score of 182 points.

 

In the women's Trap Pairs event, England's Anita North and Charlotte Kerwood bagged the third gold for their country by scoring a total of 87 points. Australia's Laetisha Scalan and Catherine Skinner bagged the silver medal by scoring 85 points. Scotland's Shona Marshall and Linda Pearson bagged the first bronze for their country.

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