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Shreyasi claims gold to swell India's medals tally

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

held her nerve and produced some excellent shooting to win the women's double trap gold medal in the 21st here today.

Shreyasi shot 96 in the finals and beat Australia's 2 shots to 1 in the shoot-off at

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

The bronze medal went to Scotland's who shot 87 to finish a point ahead of Varsha, who held the third place for a while.

The 26-year-old Shreyasi, thus, improved on her silver medal-winning effort at Games four years ago.

Shreyasi was on the second position while Varsha was on the third position after three rounds.

Recently, she won a silver medal in the double trap event at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships.

Shreyasi, whose grandfather and father served in the (NRAI) as its president, represented the country in two events at the 2010 but failed to win a single medal.

The Delhi-born Shreyasi won the individual silver medal in double trap in and followed that by winning a bronze medal at the 2014 in Incheon.

The result at the ongoing Games ensured the experienced shooter won the elusive gold.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 11:00 IST
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