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CWG 2018: Shooter Ankur bags bronze in men's Double Trap

11 April, 2018, 12:46 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Om Prakash Mitharval scored 201.1 in the 50m pistol final to win bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Wednesday. Jitu Rai finished eighth in the final

India's top-ranked double trap shooter Ankur Mittal has won bronze on Wednesday in the double trap men's finals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, shooting a total of 53 after ten target shots for his first CWG medal.

Scotland's David McMath claimed the gold medal with a Games record 74, while the silver went to Tim Kneale (70) of Isle of Man.

There was further disappoint for the Indian contingent as Mohd Ashab's one miss during the elimination round for the fourth spot allowed Kneale to ensure a medal after both were tied till the last four shots of that round. Both Ankur Mittal and Ahab Mohammed qualified for the final event of the Men's Double Trap from the top five with Ashab even pushing David McMath, the eventual victor, to a shoot-off. Shreyasi held her nerve against the Australian to win gold.

The happy news is that India has added yet another gold to its kitty thus increasing its medal count to 23.

Ankur Mittal settles for the bronze medal in double trap men's finals event on day seven of Commonwealth Games 2018.

It's another golden day for India at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia's Gold Coast. And now the third medal of the day is brought home by Ankur Mittal.

Om Mitharwal became a double medalist, after Heena Sidhu, as he had bagged Bronze for India with a score of 214.3 in Men's 10m Air Pistol Final on Monday.

Defending champion Jitu Rai, the other Indian in the fray, had a disappointing outing.

Om had topped the standings at the end of the qualification stage with a score of 549 points.

Mary Kom as of now has the chance to win Silver as she qualfied for the final of the 45-48kg boxing category.


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