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Anuja Jung wins gold at Commonwealth

The wife of Indian shooting sensation Samaresh Jung won the Women's 50m Rifle event.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 10:32 IST

India's Anuja Jung captured her country's 13th Commonwealth Games shooting gold medal on Thursday.Jung, whose husband Samaresh has already won five Melbourne golds, clinched the 50m Rifle 3 Positions individual title to follow the silver she won with Anjali Bhagwat in the pairs competition.

Anuja Jung at least gave India a brief moment of celebration when she beat South Africa's Esmari van Reenen and Malaysia's Nur Suryani to the 50m shooting title.

Anuja said she was not as consistent as her record-seeking husband, who has been nicknamed "Goldfinger" here as he sets his sights on a record seven golds at one Games.

"I have done my bit," said Anuja. "I had promised myself two medals in Melbourne. I have a gold and a silver. Not bad is it?"

First Published: Mar 23, 2006 09:38 IST