CWG 2018: Shooter Om takes Bronze; disappointment in lawn bowls

Published on: 11 April 2018 3:08 AM GMT
CWG 2018: Shooter Om takes Bronze; disappointment in lawn bowls

Gold Coast (Australia): It was a mixed day for Indian athletes in 21st edition of Commonwealth Games, CWG 2018, on Wednesday as shooters did put a good show but lawn bowl players disappointed.

Here is the detailed description:

Shooter Om Mitharwal takes bronze:

Indian shooter Om Mitharwal took the bronze medal in the men's 50 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Wednesday.

Om registered a score of 201.1 in the final.

Daniel Repacholi of Australia took the gold with a new CWG record of 227.2. Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh took silver with 220.5.

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

The reigning Asian Games champion registered a decidedly below par 105 to finish at the bottom of the eight-man final.

Om had a good start in the final, scoring 111.3 after the first round in Stage 2 to take the second spot behind Singapore's Swee Hon Lim.

But Daniel scored 10.0 and 10.1 to take the lead in the next round. The local favourite then produced a string of consistent scores to blow away the opposition and hold on to the pole position till the end.

Earlier, Indian shooters Om Mitharwal and Jitu Rai qualified for the final of the men's 50 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Wednesday.

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

Jitu qualified at the sixth position with 542.

Om was trailing Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh till the fifth shot before taking the lead with his sixth and final attempt.

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Bin Gai of Singapore was second with 546 while Australia's Daniel Repacholi was third.

Ahmed fell off the pace after leading till the fifth shot to eventually end the qualification stage at the fourth spot with 545.

Malaysia's Johnathan Guanjie (545), Kristian Callaghan (541) of England and Singapore's Swee Hon Lim (534) were the other shooters to qualify for the final.

India loses in lawn bowls:

India were off to a disappointing start in lawn bowls events of the 21st Commonwealth Games on Wednesday after both Krishna Xalxo and the women's Pairs team losing their respective matches.

In men's singles sectional play, Krishna failed to open his account against New Zealand's Shannon McIlroy to go down 0-21 in a tie that only lasted for nine rounds.

Mcilroy began his domination right from the start even as the Indian was struggling to open his scoring at Broadbeach here.

With the loss, Krishna's journey at the Commonwealth Games men's singles events have come to an end.

Meanwhile, in women's pairs sectional play round 4, India's Lovely Choubey and Rupa Rani Tirkey went down narrowly 17-19 to South African duo of Nicolene Neal and Colleen Piketh.

India had earlier beaten Jersey 22-12 in round 2 and in round 1, the Indian duo won over Wales 20-16. They however, lost the round 3 tie against Northern Ireland 14-15 on Tuesday.



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