Gold Coast (Australia), Apr 9: Shooter Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharval bagged gold and bronze respectively in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event at Commonwealth Games 2018. India now have 15 medals including eight golds in its bag.
Jitu Rai created a new CWG record of 235.1 in the final to claim the gold for India. Australia’s Kerry Bell won silver with 233.5. Om Mitharwal bagged the bronze with 214.3. Earlier, Om enjoyed a promising start to his campaign and emerged as the best shooter in the qualification stage. He equaled the Commonwealth Games (CWG) record on his way to qualifying for the final. Om shot 584 in the qualifying round to equal the record set by fellow Indian Samaresh Jung at the 2006 CWG in Melbourne. Rai reached the final with a score of 570.
Earlier today, Pradeep Singh bagged silver medal in Men’s 105 kg weightlifting final at Commonwealth Games 2018. He lifted 152 kg in snatch and 200 kg in clean and jerk to register a total of 352 kg.