CWG: Shooter Mehuli Ghosh Brings Silver, Apurvi Chandela Bronze

Ria Das
Apr 09, 2018 08:18 IST
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The ongoing Commonwealth Games witnessed stunning victories in shooting on Monday (April 9). Newbie Mehuli Ghosh bagged a silver while ace Apurvi Chandela settled for a bronze.

17-year-old Ghosh is making a buzz a day after another teenager, 16-year-old Manu Bhaker, got the women’s 10m air pistol event. The debutant took home the silver medal, missing the gold by a whisker, in the women's 10m air rifle event. She shot a stunning 10.9 while Chandela secured a bronze.

In the finals, Ghosh was up against Singapore's Martina Lindsay Veloso, who eventually won the gold medal with a games record score of 247.2. Ghosh collected 247.2 but a 9.9 in the shoot-off let the Singaporean claim the top prize with a shot of 10.3.

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Chandela had earlier smashed her own Commonwealth Games qualifying record from four years back by scoring 423.2

However, it was a disappointment for defending champion Chandela when earlier in the elimination stage, she shot a series of nine-plus pointers. She gave a tough fight to Veloso till shots 18-20 and was tied at 206. But she shot below 10 for the first time in the competition, allowing Ghosh to claim the second spot as she finished third on the podium.

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On the other hand, Ghosh, a bronze medallist in her maiden ISSF World Cup outing in Mexico last month, gave a better performance than Chandela at CWG. She trains under Olympian Joydeep Karmakar. Ghosh fell short by just 0.4 in the end.

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