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Ankur Mittal Profile, Stats, Record: Ankur Mittal looks to bag gold in double trap

Commonwealth Games 2018: Ankur Mittal, who reached the top position in World Ranking in 2017, is part of India's 15-member shooting contingent.

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Commonwealth Games 2018: This will be Ankur Mittal’s final year in double trap events.

Name: Ankur Mittal

Event: Shooting (Men’s Double Trap)

Commonwealth Games experience: Semi-finalist in Men’s double trap event at 2014 CWG

Biggest win: Silver medal at ISSF Shotgun World Championships in 2017

The double trap shooter from Haryana, Ankur Mittal had a terrific year in 2017. Mittal, son of a former double trap shooter, Ashok Mittal,  went on to make his mark at the ISSF Shotgun World Championships in Moscow, winning a silver medal in the tournament in double trap shooting. He also won a gold medal in the same event in 2017 at the Shooting World Cup held in Mexico.

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At the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday, Ankur Mittal also showed an impressive performance to win a gold medal and helping his team in clinching the gold in Men’s Double Trap event. In 2016, he had also won a silver medal at the World Cup in 2016 in New Delhi.

The 25-year-old shooter climbed to the World No 1 ranking in October, becoming only the second shooter from India to reach the landmark. By the close of the year, he won a gold at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane.

Mittal will be part of India’s 15-member squad of men’s shooting contingent at the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2018.