New Delhi, Apr 11: Shooter Om Prakash Mitharval won bronze in 50m Pistol Men’s Finals for India on Wednesday at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia’s Gold Coast. He registered a score of 201.1 in the final. On the other hand, Jitu Rai finished eighth in the event. He registered a decidedly below par 105.
India’s medal tally is now up to 23, including 11 gold, four silver and seven bronze.
Host nation Australia’s Daniel Repacholi bagged the gold medal in the event with a Games record of 227.2 while Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh won the silver with 220.5.
Rai was out of reckoning quickly, having managed only 105.0. After being placed sixth at the end of first round of stage 1, Mitharval jumped to the top spot with 93.7.
He maintained his lead with his next two shots but Repacholi went ahead by a point after two more attempts.
Mitharwal then found himself in the silver medal position with 148.3 following scores of 9.8 and 8.6, before a 10.2 and 10.0 placed him level with the home favourite.
He maintained the second position as he raced to 186.3, ahead by three points over Ahmed.
However, he could not continue the momentum and conceded lead in the following round with a 7.2 and 7.6, going down from gold to silver and finally settling for bronze.
Earlier on April 9, Mitharval bagged a bronze in men’s 10m air pistol event. Jitu Rai shot 235.1 to comfortably finish top of the podium.
Australia’s Kerry Bell managed to secure the silver medal with 233.5.
(Inputs from PTI)