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Anisa, Rahi win 2nd gold for India in shooting

other Updated: Oct 05, 2010 13:09 IST

The women's pair of shooters Anisa Sayyed and Rahi Sarnobat won India's second gold in 25 metre Sports pistol event with an aggregate of 1156 points, a CWG record in Commonwealth 2010 in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The shooting team from Australia was initially leading by eight points but the duo finally managed to topple them.

After the victory, Anisa and Rahi said, "We had decided we will win gold but did not expext to hit a world record. There are lots of gold to come. Shooting infront of the home crowd has an added benefit but again, the pressure was intense. The competition was tough from Canada and Australia. Adequate training, quality practice and proper ammunitions helped us a lot in the event."

Hailing from Pune, Anisa, who is currently settled in Faridabad, is an ex Indian Railways employee.

Rahi, a junior at 20, from Kolhapur has the capacity to qualify for the Olympics. She participated in the World Shooting Championships held in Munich in August 2010.