Indian wrestlers bag two gold medals at Commonwealth Games

Indian wrestlers bag two gold medals at Commonwealth Games

Indian wrestlers bag two gold medals at Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast: India's Shreyasi Singh took Gold in the women's double trap finals beating Australia's Emma Cox. Meanwhile, in men's 50m pistol, Om Mitharval took the bronze even as Jitu Rai finished eighth and last in the final.

Gold for Shreyasi Singh, Harvard student Varsha narrowly misses bronze Watched by her mom and sister in the stands, Shreyasi, daughter of late Digvijay Singh, former National Rifle Association of India president, was tied with Australian Emma Cox after the four rounds with a total of 96.

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Sushil, 34, has not made the news for a positive reason since four years ago when he won gold at the Glasgow Games. It is India's 13th gold at the ongoing sporting event and it comes after Babita Kumari Phogat earned a silver in her 53 kg bout. Shreyasi also became the third Indian woman to win a shooting gold at these Games, following Manu Bhaker's gold in 10m Air Pistol and Heena Sidhu's triumph in 25m Pistol. He won bronze in the 2008 Beijing Olympics becoming the first Indian to win a wrestling medal at the Olympics since 1952. This number is expected to jump substantially once the wrestlers begin their campaign tomorrow and the boxing medals are finalised in the next two days.

After winning the Gold Medal in Common Wealth Games 2018 held at Gold Cost Australia, wrestler Sushil Kumar has dedicated his victory to the children killed in a bus accident in Himachal Pradesh. "It is also very special because shooting is not going to be a part of the Commonwealth Games in 2022", said the 26-year-old.

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However, Willett was the first shooter to be eliminated in the final. "I hope my victory would inspire other Indian women, who want to flourish in this career", said an elated Shreyasi, who had won a silver medal in the double trap event at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane, Australia.

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