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Jitu Rai’s gold takes India’s medal count to 15 in CWG

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Gold Coast: India’s ace shooter Jitu Rai claimed the gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event while compatriot Om Prakash Mitharval bagged a bronze at the 21st Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Rai, who was the silver medalist at the World Championship, shot 235.1 to finish top of the podium. With this Rai set a new games record.

Mitharval, who had established a new qualification record with 584, eventually finished with the bronze medal after aggregating 214.3 in the eight-man finals at the Belmont shooting centre.

Likewise, Pardeep Singh also pocketed the silver medal in men’s 105 kg weightlifting.

With today’s three medals (one each gold, silver and bronze) till filing of the this report, India took their medal tally to 15 (8 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze).

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