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CWG: Double trap shooter Shreyasi Singh bags silver medal

Twenty-two-year-old Delhi girl shoots her way to second spot in double trap event

Glasgow: 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 here today.

India's Shreyasi Singh during the women's double trap shooting final in Glasgow yesterday. Pic/PTI
India's Shreyasi Singh during the women's double trap shooting final in Glasgow yesterday. Pic/PTI 

Twenty-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 here.

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).

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