Deepika, Lakshya bag two more golds for India in shooting

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Pune, Oct 15 (UNI) The Indian shooters continued to dazzle with Deepika Patel in the 10m Air Pistol (women) and Lakshya Bansal in the 25m Pistol (men) bagging gold medals on the fourth day of the third edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games here today.

Lakshya was bang on target in his first precision shot which fetched him 98 and though his next two shots in the precision section saw him falter a bit with a 94 and 89 it was enough to lead the field with 281 after the precision round.

The silver medalist James Hendry of Canada started of badly with a 90 and followed it up also with a 90. His third and final shot was slightly better with a 94 as he ended with 274, while the bronze medalist shot Aaron Wilson of Australia much better in the precision with shots of 92, 87 and 96 to finish a point ahead at 275.

In the rapid round, the Indian was again pretty good with a 97, 93 and 98 for a total of 286 and a grand total of 567 which gave him the gold comfortably.

James Hendry had a better rapid round than Aaron Wilson and though both were tied with a grand total of 547, the former was given a silver for his better rapid round and Aaron had to be content with the bronze.

In the women's 10m Air Pistol, Deepika Patel came back strongly after having a poor preliminary round where she trailed Malaysian Binti Ismail Wahidah by one point shooting 374 to the Malaysians 375 to give India its fourth gold in the shooting competition and the eighth overall.

In the final, Deepika shot 10.1, 10.1, 10.1, 8.4, 10.3, 9.7, 8.4, 10.4 10.2 and 8.5 to total 96.2 for an overall total of 470.2 Wahidah had a poor final round totaling just 89.2 for a grand total of 464.2. Infact her final round was so poor the third placed Chong Eunice Mei Kay of Singapore who had just a score of 369 shot 95.3 in the final round to go ahead of the Malaysian by just a 0.1 score with a grand total of 464.3 to brag the silver leaving the Malaysian with just the bronze medal.

Results: 10m Air Pistol (women): Deepika Patel (India) Chong Eunice Mei Kay (Singapore) Binti Ismail Wahidah (Malaysia) 25m Pistol (men): Lakshya Bansal (India) James Hendry (Canada) Arron Wilson (Australia).

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