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CWG: Om takes bronze in men's 50m Pistol

IANS  |  Gold Coast (Australia) 

Indian shooter took the bronze medal in the men's 50 metre Pistol event at the 21st (CWG) here on Wednesday.

Om registered a score of 201.1 in the final.

of took the gold with a new CWG record of 227.2. of took silver with 220.5.

Defending champion Jitu Rai, the other Indian in the fray, had a disappointing outing.

The reigning champion registered a decidedly below par 105 to finish at the bottom of the eight-man final.

Om had a good start in the final, scoring 111.3 after the first round in Stage 2 to take the second spot behind Singapore's

But Daniel scored 10.0 and 10.1 to take the lead in the next round. The local favourite then produced a string of consistent scores to blow away the opposition and hold on to the pole position till the end.

Earlier, Indian shooters and qualified for the final of the men's 50 metre Pistol event at the 21st (CWG) here on Wednesday.

Om topped the standings at the end of the qualification stage with a score of 549 points.

Jitu qualified at the sixth position with 542.

Om was trailing of till the fifth shot before taking the lead with his sixth and final attempt.

Bin Gai of was second with 546 while Australia's was third.

Ahmed fell off the pace after leading till the fifth shot to eventually end the qualification stage at the fourth spot with 545.

Malaysia's (545), (541) of England and Singapore's (534) were the other shooters to qualify for the final.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 08:42 IST
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