Shooters Heena, Annu give India 31st gold

first_imgIndian shooters continued with their gold winning spree on Tuesday and ensured that the Delhi Games became the country’s best ever in terms of sporting prowess. Heena Sidhu and Annu Raj Singh shot to top in women’s pairs 10 metre air pistol event claiming India’s 31st gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games. It was the best ever medal haul for India in the Games as its previous best was 30 gold medals in 2002. With 759 points each, India, Australia and Canada ended in a tie in 10m women’s pairs air pistol. The Indian pair was adjudged the winners by point difference. Australia and Canada won silver and bronze respectively. Heena’s 384 points played a crucial role in the Indian win. Annu scored 375 points. Earlier, the day started with two silvers in different shooting events. Samresh Jung and Chandrashekhar Kumar Choudhary claimed a silver medal in men’s 25metre standard pistol pairs. Another silver medal was claimed by Tejaswini Sawant in women’s singles 50metre rifle prone event.Jung and Chaudhary missed the gold by finishing 13 points  ehind Singapore’s score of 1116 points. England get bronze.last_img

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