Commonwealth Championship, Gold Coast, Australia | Shooting

Jitu Rai & Heena Sidhu Commonwealth

Commonwealth Championship, a seven day event scheduled from 31st October to 6th November 2017 was held in Gold Coast, Australia & all the the Commonwealth nations participated in this test event.

Many renowned Indian shooters such as Olympic medalist Gagan Narang, Former World no.1 Jitu Rai & Heena Sidhu participated in 17 different categories of Commonwealth Shooting Championship.


Indian Result at Commonwealth Championship, Gold Coast, Australia

Shooter Event Date. Qualification. Final Medal
Heena Sdhu 10m Air Pistol Women 31 October 386 -1st Q 240.8 – 1st Gold Medal
Harveen Srao 10m Air Pistol Women 31 October 369 -8th Q 4th
Nivetha Srao 10m Air Pistol Women 31 October 374 -5th Q 5th
Gagan Narang 10m Air Rifle 31 October 626.2 -1st Q 4th
Ravi Kumar 10m Air Rifle 31 October 625.0 – 2nd Q 5th
Deepak Kumar 10m Air Rifle 31 October 620.3 – 5th Q 224.2 – 3rd Bronze Medal
Mairaj Ahmad Khan Skeet 31 October 114 6th – Q 6th
Shreeraz Sheikh Skeet 31 October 114 – 7th
Angad Vir Singh Skeet 31 October 114 5th – Q 5th
Saniya Sheikh Skeet Women 31 October. 62 – 9th
Rashmee Rathore Skeet Women 31 October. 65 6th – Q 6th
Maheshwari Chauhan Skeet Women 31 October 64 – 7th
RIZVI Shahzar 10m Air pistol 1 November 581 – 1st – Q 240.7 – 1st Gold Medal
Omkar Singh 10m Air pistol 1 November 576 – 2nd- Q 236 – 2nd Silver Medal
Jitu Rai 10m Air pistol 1 November 571 – 3rd – Q 214.1 – 3rd Bronze Medal
Meghana Mallikarjun 10m Air Rifle Women 1 November 417.6 – 3rd- Q 249.8 – 1st Gold Medal
Pooja GHATKAR 10m Air Rifle Women 1 November 415.3 – 4th- Q 249.7 – 2nd Silver Medal
Anjum MOUDGIL 10m Air Rifle Women 1 November 414.1- 6th- Q 5th
Gagan Narang 50m Rifle Prone 2 November 617.6- 4th- Q 246.3 – 2nd Silver Medal
Swapnil Suresh KUSALE 50m Rifle Prone 2 November 619.1- 3rd- Q 225.6 – 3rd Bronze Medal
GHALAY Sushil 50m Rifle Prone 2 November 614.4 – 10
Annuraj Singh 25m PISTOL WOMEN 2 November 578- 2nd- Q 28 – 3rd Bronze Medal
Rahi Jeevan SARNOBAT 25m PISTOL WOMEN 2 November 578- 3rd- Q 6th
Heena SIDHU 25m PISTOL WOMEN 2 November 578- 5th- Q 5th
Prakash Nanjappa 50m Pistol 3 November 542- 3rd- Q 222.4 – 1st Gold Medal
Amanpreet Singh 50m Pistol 3 November 543- 2nd- Q 222 – 2nd Silver Medal
Jitu Rai 50m Pistol 3 November 559- 1st- Q 201.9 – 3rd Bronze Medal
Mohd. Asab Double Trap 3 November 140- 3rd- Q 4th
Ankur Mittal Double Trap 3 November 138- 5th- Q 74 – 1st Gold Medal
Sangram Dahiya Double Trap 3 November 135- 6th- Q 6th
Shreyasi Singh Double Trap Women 3 November 96 – 2nd Silver Medal
Seema Tomar Double Trap Women 3 November 84 – 5th
Anjum MOUDGIL 50m rifle prone women 4 November 616.7 – 3rd Bronze Medal
Kuheli HGANGULEE 50m rifle prone women 4 November 614.6 – 5th
Tejaswini SAWANT 50m rifle prone women 4 November 609.4 – 9th
Anish 25m RAPID FIRE PISTOL 4 November 577 – 1st – Q 26 – 2nd Silver Medal
Neeraj KUMAR 25m RAPID FIRE PISTOL 4 November 575- 2nd – Q 23 – 3rd Bronze Medal
Gurpreet SINGH 25m RAPID FIRE PISTOL 4 November 566 – 5th – Q 5th
Tejaswini SAWANT 50m RIFLE 3 POSITIONS WOMEN 5 November 575- 3rd – Q 7th
Gaayathri NITHYANADAM 50m RIFLE 3 POSITIONS WOMEN 5 November 574- 5th – Q 4th
Aditi SINGH 50m RIFLE 3 POSITIONS WOMEN 5 November 570 – 8th – Q 6th
Birandeep Sodhi TRAP 5 November 118 – 4th – Q 4th
Zoravar Singh Sandhu TRAP 5 November 114 – 11th
Lakshay TRAP 5 November 114 – 12th
Satyendra SINGH 50m RIFLE 3 POSITIONS 6 November 1162 – 2nd – Q 454.2 – 1st Gold Medal
Sanjeev RAJPUT 50m RIFLE 3 POSITIONS 6 November 1158 – 3rd – Q 453.3 – 2nd Silver Medal
Chain SINGH 50m RIFLE 3 POSITIONS 6 November 1158 – 4th – Q 4th
Shreyasi Singh TRAP WOMEN 6 November 66 – 6th- Q 5th
Seema Tomar TRAP WOMEN 6 November 66 – 8th
Rajeshwar Singh TRAP WOMEN 6 November 63 – 9th
  • 10m Air Pistol Women :

On 31st October, Former World number one Heena Sidhu drew the first blood for India after clinching a Gold in 10m Air Pistol Women category with the final score of 240.8 points. She finished the qualifications on top spot too with the score of 386 points.

Another indian, Harveen Srao and Nivetha Srao participating in the same category qualified for the finals too with the scores of 369 & 374 points respectively. In the finals, Harveen just missed out of a medal after concluding on fourth place followed by Nivetha on fifth position.

  • 10m Air Rifle Men :

Deepak kumar bagged India’s second medal after clinching a Bronze in 10m air rifle men category with the final score of 224.2 points. Earlier, he qualified for the finals with a fifth place finish in the qualifications.

London Olympics medalist Gagan Narang failed to impress in the finals, despite finishing the qualifications on first place with the score of 626.2 points. He just missed out of a medal & had to finish fourth.

Ravi kumar, another Indian who impressed in the qualifications with a second place finish, failed to carry on the momentum in the finals & finish his campaign with a 5th place in 10m category.

  • Skeet Men :

Despite having two Indian men in the finals out of six, India failed to win any medal out of Skeet men category. Mairaj Ahmad Khan, renowned Indian skeet shooter failed to mark his presence in the finals & finished on last place. Earlier, he qualified for the finals with the score of 114 points.

Angad Vir Singh, who qualified for the final six with the help of his fifth place finish, failed to carry the momentum in the finals & conclude the championship with a 5th place.

Shreeraz Sheikh finished seventh in qualifications and failed to qualify for the finals.

  • Skeet Women :

Rashmee Rathore, the lone Indian women in the skeet women finals, lost her way when it mattered and finished the proceeding on last place. She qualified for the finals with the score of 65 points.



Maheshwari Chauhan and Saniya Sheikh finished on 7th and 9th place respectively with the scores of 64 and 62.

  • 10m Air Pistol Men :

India clean sweep the 10m air pistol men event with all three medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) going in India’s kitty. Olympian Jitu Rai was massive favorite to win the event but only managed to grab the Bronze as his team-mate Rizvi Shahzar cliched the Gold with 240.7 points in the finals. Omkar Singh managed to win Silver with 236 points to his name.

In the qualifications too, all three of them finished on top three spots with the same order.

  • 10m Air Rifle Women :

Meghana Mallikarjun helped India in winning the third Gold of the Commonwealth championship with the final score of 249.8 points, followed by experienced Pooja Ghatkar, who took the Silver after a nail-biting contest and missed out of Gold from just 0.1 points.

Anjum Moudgil, who qualified for the finals on sixth place, had to manage with a fifth spot finish.

  • 50m Rifle Prone Men :

Gagan Narang in Commonwealth Championship

Gagan Narang, who missed out of a medal earlier in his favorite 10m rifle event, doesn’t missed out this time and cliched a silver medal for the country with 246.3 points in the final. His team-mate Swapnil Suresh kusale managed to grab the Bronze with 225.6 points. 

Sushil Ghalay concluded his campaign on 10th place with 614.4 points in the qualifications.

  • 25m Pistol Women :

Annuraj Singh won the only medal in the 25m pistol women event for India after a decent third-place finish in the finals with the score of 28 points. Earlier, she finished the qualifications on 2nd place with 578 points.

Heena Sidhu, who won the Gold in 10m air pistol women event, failed to make a mark in this event and conclude the championship on fifth place in the finals.

  • 50m Pistol Men :

Another event in which India dominated was 50m Pistol men, where all three medals come in India’s way with  Nanjappa Prakash taking the first place followed by Amanpreet Singh and Jitu Rai on 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

  • Double Trap Men :

Ankur Mittal won India’s fifth Gold medal in the Commonwealth Championship with a brilliant score of 74 points in the finals of double trap event.

Mohd. Asab, who finished on 3rd spot in the qualifications, failed to win the medal for the country and only managed to grab the fourth position. Sangram Dahiya finished with a sixth place in the finals.

  • Double Trap Women :

Shreyasi Singh, a surprise package took the silver medal to her name with a decent outing in double trap women event. She scored decent 96 points in the finals to take the second place. Another Indian in the same event, Seema Tomar grabbed the fifth place with 84 points.

  • 50m Rifle Prone Women :

Anjum Moudgil finally managed to put her name in the medal list after winning the Bronze medal in 50m rifle prone women event. She scored 616.7 points in the finals to take the third spot.

Kuheli HGANGULEE and Tejaswini SAWANT failed to impress in the event.

  • 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men :

Anish, who finished the qualifications on top, grabbed the Silver with 26 points in the finals, followed by Neeraj kumar who won the Bronze medal for the nation.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women :

One of the few events in Commonwealth Shooting Championship, where India failed to make a impact was 50m Rifle 3 positions women. Experienced, Tejaswini Sawant, Gaayathri NITHYANADAM and Aditi Singh finished the event on 7th, 4th and 6th place in the finals respectively.

  • 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men :

Satyendra Singh grabbed another Gold for India with his outstanding show in the finals (454.2 points), followed by another silver by Sanjeev Rajput who finished with 453.3 points. 

National-record holder Chain Singh missed out of Bronze with a fourth place finish in the finals.

  • Trap (Men and Women):

Indian trap shooters failed to win any medal in this event in both men and women category. Birandeep Sodhi was the closest one to clinch a Bronze but had to finish on 4th spot in the finals. Zoravar Singh Sandhu and Lakshay took the 11th and 12th place respectively.

In women’s category, Shreyasi Singh was the only Indian to qualify for the finals where she finished on 5th place. Seema Tomar and Rajeshwar Singh grabbed the eighth and ninth place respectively in the qualifications of Commonwealth Championship 2017.