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CWG: Shreyasi bags silver, Asab bronze in shooting


Glasgow, July 27 :

Indian shooters continued their medal winning spree in the 2014 Commonwealth Games with Shreyasi Singh and Mohammed Asab winning the double trap silver and the bronze, respectively, in the women’s and men’s competitions at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Sunday.

India’s medal count from shooting now stood at nine — three gold, five silver and a bronze.

Sreyasi Singh Shooter (courtesy: thehindu.com)
Sreyasi Singh Shooter
(courtesy: thehindu.com)

Shreyasi grabbed the first medal of the day by winning the silver medal in the women’s double trap event. The Delhi girl shot 92 in the final round to win the silver, the fifth for the Indians from the shooting competition at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.

The gold went to England’s Charlotte Kerwood with a total of 94 points while her compatriot Rachel Parish got the bronze with 91 points. Another Indian in the fray, Varsha Varman finished fifth with 88 points.

Shortly after, Asab grabbed the first shooting bronze from the 2014 edition after he defeated 17-year-old Nathan Xuereb of Malta in the men’s double bronze medal match. Asab had topped the qualifying round with 135 points.

The 26-year-old Asab shot 26 while Xuereb managed 24. Another Indian in the fray, Ankur Mittal missed out on a medal finishing fifth in the semi-final.

Abhinav Bindra, Rahi Sarnobat and Apurvi Chandila have won the gold medals. The silver medal winners, besides Shreyasi, are Malaika Goel, Prakash Nanjappa, Ayonika Paul and Anisa Sayyed.