CWG 2018: Shreyasi Singh claims gold to swell India`s medals tally

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 23:14
CWG 2018: Shreyasi Singh claims gold to swell India`s medals tally
Shreyasi Singh held her nerve and produced some excellent shooting to win the women`s double trap gold medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. Shreyasi shot 96 in the finals and beat Australia`s Emma Cox 2 shots to 1 in the shoot-off at Belmont Shooting Centre. The 26-year-old Shreyasi, thus, improved on her silver medal-winning effort at the Glasgow Games four years ago. Shreyasi was on the second position while Varsha was on the third position after three rounds.

Recently, she won a silver medal in the double trap event at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships. Shreyasi, whose grandfather and father served in the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) as its president, represented the country in two events at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Delhi but failed to win a single medal.

Delhi-born Shreyasi won the individual silver medal in double trap in Glasgow and followed that by winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. The result at the ongoing Games ensured the experienced shooter won the elusive gold.
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