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
|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 Indians, 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, 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.