Indian shooters started the second last day of Commonwealth Games 2018 with a bang after Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil grabbed gold and silver medal respectively to script yet another dominating 1-2 finish for India on Friday morning in women’s 50m rifle 3 positions finals.
Tejaswini, who won a silver medal in women’s 50m prone finals yesterday, won her second medal of the CWG 2018 by smashing the Games record after shooting a total of 457.9 points in the finals to secure first position.
This was seventh overall medal for the Indian and third gold in Commonwealth Games after having previously won gold in 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle (pairs) in Melbourne in 2006.
37-year old Tejaswini, got off to a good start by shooting 152.4 points in Kneeling position, just behind Singapore’s Xiang Wei Jasmine, who scored 153 points but a good prone round brought her right back on the leading position with 310.1 points. She also becomes the joint most sucessfull shooter in CWG 2018 for India along with Heena Sidhu.
Anjum Moudgil, who had a bad outing yesterday in women’s 50m prone finals, overcame her failure and won the silver medal for the country after shooting a total of 455.7 points.
Earier, she finished the qualifications on the pole position by shattering the previous Games Record after shooting 589-32x points.
Scotland’s Seonaid Mcintosh won the bronze medal with the score of 444.6 points.
With this gold medal, India has already equaled the medal tally of CWG 2014 in terms of gold medals, where India won 64 medals overall (15 Gold, 30 Silver, 19 Bronze).
Right now, with 33 medals (15 Gold, 8 Silver and 10 Bronze) India stays on the third position of the medal tally with many more medals yet to come from Wrestling, Badminton, Boxing, Squash, Shooting, Table-Tennis and Athletics.
Meanwhile, Indian wrestlers made a strong start to the morning with 3 of them will go for gold medal later in the day while Divya will play her Nigerian opponent in semi-final.