Derius gives India another gold in shooting; Ankush gets bronze

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Pune, Oct 14 (UNI) India continued to reap medals from the shooting range as they bagged the gold in men's trap shooting with Derius Kyanan taking India's gold medal tally to four, while Ankush Bhardwaj won a bronze in the men's 10m Air Pistol in the third Commonwealth Youth Games being held at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City, Balewadi, here today.

It was an otherwise disappointing day for the Indians at the shooting range as their shooters failed to bag a medal in the 60m Free Rifle Prone for men and 50 m rifle prone for women.

Meanwhile, England, Canada and Scotland bagged their first gold medals at the shooting range.

The 17-year-old from Chennai, who trains under Mansher Singh in Delhi and is also in the probables list for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, won the trap event edging out Ryan Bugeja of Malta by just one point. Michael McNabb of Australia bagged the bronze medal.

James Huckle gave England its first gold on the third day of the third edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games winning the Free Rifle 60 metre Prone at the shooting complex.

Meanwhile, India's Rushad Damania lost out to Scotland's McAlpine Rory after the two had qualified for the final with identical scores of 582.

However in the final the Scottish lad outclassed the Indian scoring 99.4 points against 97.3 for the Indian to take the bronze away from India. James Huckle won the gold, while Matthew Hall of Northern Ireland won the silver.

Ankush, who bagged the first gold medal for the hosts yesterday, however increased his medal tally in the games, bagging a bronze in the 10m Air Pistol in which James Hendry of Canada won the gold comfortably, while Christopher Chia got a silver for Singapore.

In the women's 50m rifle prone, Indian shooter Aprajita Tiwary was way off the mark and finished a disappointing fifth.

The gold in this event was bagged by Kay Copland of Scotland, while Malaysia's Binti Mohd Taufb Nurfarah and Sheree Cox of England won the silver.

Results: Men's Trap: Derius Kyanan (India): Gold Ryan Bugeja (Malta): Silver Michael McNabb (Australia): Bronze Men's 10m Air Pistol: James Hendry (Canada): Gold Chia Christopher Chia Sim (Singapore): Silver Ankush Bhardwaj (India): Bronze Men's 60 m Rifle Prone: James Huckle (England): Gold Matthew Hall (Northern Ireland): Silver McAlpine Rory (Scotland): Bronze Women's 50 m rifle prone: Kay Copland (Scotland): Gold Binti Mohd Taufb Nurfarah (Malaysia): Silver Sheree Cox (England): Bronze UNI GS AB RK1620

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