Gold Coast [Australia], April 11 (ANI): Indian shooters continued their medal rush at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday, with Om Prakash Mitharval settling for the bronze medal in the men’s 50m pistol event.
Mitharwal, who also picked up the bronze in the men’s 10m air pistol final, registered a score of 201.1 to finish at the third spot of the men’s 50m pistol event.
It was Mitharwal’s second medal in the ongoing prestigious quadrennial event, after seasoned campaigner Heena Sidhu picked gold and silver in women’s 25m air pistol and women’s 10m air pistol respectively.
While Daniel Repacholi of Australia won the gold medal with a new Commonwealth Games record of 227.2, the silver medal went to Bangladesh’s Shakil Ahmed after firing a total of 220.5.
Defending champion Jitu Rai, the other Indian in the fray, failed to add to his gold that he had won in men’s 10m air pistol event as he posted a decidedly below score of 105, to finish at the bottom of the eight-man final.
Elsewhere in the seventh day of the Games, star boxer MC Mary Kom defeated veteran Sri Lankan Anusha Dilruksh in an unanimous 5-0 verdict to book her place in the the final of the women’s 48 kilogram category.
Meanwhile, Indian experienced boxer Sarita Devi slumped to a 0-5 loss to Australia’s Anja Stridsman in the quarter-finals of the women’s 60kg category.
In table tennis, the Indian team of Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shankar Shetty thrashed Guyana’s Shemar Britton and Christopher Franklin 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 in men’s doubles round-of-32.
On the other hand, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa defeated the Welsh team of Evans and Saffery 2-1 in the women’s squad doubles Pool C match.
India are currently standing at the third spot with 22 medals, including 11 gold, four silver and seven bronze. (ANI)
This is published unedited from the ANI feed.