Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Shreyasi Singh shoots silver in women’s double trap

Shreyasi was in with a chance to go for a shoot-off for the gold but missed the double target twice to settle for the white metal. (Source: PTI) Shreyasi was in with a chance to go for a shoot-off for the gold but missed the double target twice to settle for the white metal. (Source: PTI)
Press Trust of India | Glasgow | Posted: July 27, 2014 7:43 pm | Updated: July 27, 2014 8:59 pm

Young markswoman Shreyasi Singh bagged a silver in women’s double trap to give India their eighth medal from shooting in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Shreyasi shot down a total target of 92 to bag the silver, two shots behind gold winner Charlotte Kerwood of England.

Another Englishwoman Rachel Parish won the bronze with 91 points, after a shoot-off with Cynthia Meyer of Canada.

A not-so-impressive first round of 22 points saw Shreyasi trailing at the third spot after the third and penultimate round but the Delhi shooter recovered some lost ground in the final round to win the silver at the Barry Buddon Centre at Dundee near Glasgow.

With Kerwood, in whose name the Commonwealth Games record of 106 points (at 2006 Melbourne) stands, struggling in the final round, Shreyasi was in with a chance to go for a shoot-off for the gold but missed the double target twice to settle for the white metal.

Shreyasi had rounds of 22 24 23 23.

The other Indian in the fray, 20-year-old Varsha Varman finished fifth with 88 points (22, 19, 24, 23). Including Shreyasi’s silver, Indian shooters have won eighth medals so far (3 gold and 5 silver).

It began with one gold and one silver on the opening day of shooting competitions on Friday, before the Indian shooters added two gold and three silver on Saturday.

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