Om Mitharval adds his name in the glory of India at 2018 Commonwealth Games by winning a Bronze in the 50m Pistol Men’s Final with a total score 201.1. Becomes Second One to have two medals at CWG 2018.
On Contrary, Jitu Rai Defending Champion disappointed by his performance, as he finished last with score 105.
Om was leading in the first round with a spree of solid shots. After second round Singapore’s Swee Hon Lim made his way ahead with shots of 9.4 and 10.1. While Australia’s two-time CWG gold medalist Daniel Repacholi made the stunning sequence of 10, 10.1, 10.2 and 9.7 but Mitharval rallied back with shots of 10.2 and 10 to eliminate Lim.
An engrossing tussle ensued between Repacholi and Mitharval, who exchanged shots of 9.8 and 10.1 against 8.6 and 9.2 before the Australian closed out the gold medal with shots of 9.6, 10.7, 9.3 and 9.2. Well placed at second, Mitharval lost his focus and shot 7.2 and 7.6 while Bangladesh’s Shakil Ahmed launched a strong run with 9.1, 9.5, 9.6 and 8.7 to take silver with a total of 220.5.
Jitu had qualified for the final in sixth place with a score of 542-8x whereas Mitharval topped the qualification round with a score of 549-6x.