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Harpreet’s effort gives India another golden day in the range

other Updated: Oct 11, 2010 00:49 IST
Saurabh Duggal
Saurabh Duggal
Hindustan Times
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Continuing with their winning spree, the Indian shooters added another gold, a silver and a bronze medal to the country's medals tally on Sunday.

The day started with Harpreet Singh's individual gold in 25m centrefire pistol (individual) event. The Navy shooter fired 580 points (288 in precision and 292 in Rapid).

In the same event, Vijay Kumar, who was considered favourite for the title, had to settle for silver. But Kumar had to really fight hard to grab the second spot, as he was tied with three others. In the shoot-off, the Arjuna Awardee pipped all of them for the white metal. Kumar shot 574 and 49/50 in the shoot-off.

On Saturday, the duo of Singh and Kumar had won the team gold.

India won the third medal of the day in men's trap. Manavjit Singh Sandhu won bronze, but for this too, India had to face a shoot-off. Sandhu was tied with Australia's Adam Vella for the third spot after both the shooters finished on 144/150. In the shoot-off, Vella missed the second bird and Sandhu did no mistake to grab the honours.

Earlier, Sandhu topped the qualification round with 123 points out of 125. But in the final round, he didn't have a good start as he missed the first three birds in the first five shots. However he missed just one bird out of the remaining 20 shots.

“I never see the bird, I only follow the direction. But today due to heavy wind, the bird was not taking its proper flight and was dropping. Because of which I missed three birds out of the first five shots. Later, I had to adjust myself, but it was too late for gold or silver,” said Manavjit. “In the shoot-off, I was determined to not miss the bird.”

In the women's 10m air-rifle event, Suma Shirur finished fourth (495.4) and Kavitha Yadav was placed fifth with 495.1 points.