CWG 2014: Apurvi bags gold, shooters give three more medals

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India's gold medalist Apurvi Chandela, centre, poses for photographers with teammate and silver medalist Ayonika Paul, left, and bronze medalist Malaysia's Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, following the 10m Rifle Women Final
Glasgow, July 26: Apurvi Chandela gave a stunning exhibition of skill and concentration to clinch a gold medal while Ayonika Paul and Prakash Nanjappa claimed a silver each as shooters added three more medals to India's kitty on the third day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.

CWG Special; Medals Table

Twenty-one-year-old Chandela was the star performer by taking the honour in the women's 10 m air rifle event with a score of 206.7 to provide the second gold medal from the shooting arena after Abhinav Bindra's swansong gold medal effort yesterday. (Also read: Inspirational story of Prakash Nanjappa)

Ayonika Paul, 21, also turned the spotlight on herself by bagging the silver medal in the same event while Nanjappa had to be content with a silver, narrowly missing out on the yellow metal due to a lapse of concentration. With three more medals, India took their overall medals tally to 13 with four gold, six silver and three bronze medals and were placed fifth on the medals table. England are at top with 35 medals, including 13 golds.

Australia also have 35 medals but placed second as they have 12 golds. Hosts Scotland are third with 17 medals out which seven are yellow metal. Canada also have seven gold but their total is 13 medals.

After Apurvi's medal, India were placed fifth in the table with 13 medals

Nanjappa paid the price for a horrendous shot midway into the final round as he lost concentration and shot a disappointing 7.7 to hand the lead to eventual winner Daniel Repacholi of Australia. Despite the setback in the sixth shot of the elimination stage, the 38-year-old Banglorean tried his best to catch up with the Australian but failed to do so in the end and had to settle with a silver at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre at Dundee near here. Repacholi won the gold with a total of 199.5 while Prakash scored 198.2. England's 60-year-old Michel Gault got the bronze.

PTI

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