Another Day another Gold, at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018. Shreyasi Singh has increased India’s medal tally to 23, shooting her way to career-best gold in the women’s double trap final on Wednesday.
The seventh Day at Gold Coast games in the Belmont shooting Centre, Shreyasi the silver medalist at Glasgow CWG dominated the very strong 10-member field to earn her second double trap medal. Singh shot rounds of 24, 25, 22 and 25 for a cumulative score of 96 and then edged Australia’s Emma Cox in the shoot-off to upgrade her silver to gold.
Medal laden Day for #TeamIndia 's Shooting contingent!
Well deserved Gold ? for #ShreyasiSingh in #GC2018Shooting Women's Double Trap Finals. #VarshaVarman finished 4th!@mittalankur92 picked a Bronze ?in the Men's Double Trap Finals with #AshabMohd finishing 4th! #WellDone ? pic.twitter.com/AjvjRkOWa3
— IOA – Team India (@ioaindia) April 11, 2018
Shreyasi along with Pearson on 49 points after two rounds, with Varsha third with 46, and moved up to second with 22 after the third while Varsha held onto her spot with 21. In the last round, Shreyasi shot the highest of all competitors (25) to confirm herself silver, and then in the shoot-off with Cox, once the scores were level at 96, she nailed both her shots while the Australian missed her second trap.
Varsha a senior student at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is majoring in Economics, overcame a poor start to the final round to keep herself in contention for a bronze, but the 54-year-old Pearson’s experience came to the fore as the final round drew to a close and she took bronze with a total of 87 to Varsha’s 86.
A graduate of Delhi University’s Hans Raj College, Shreyasi won two medals at the 61st national shooting championship in New Delhi last year.