Jung ?Best Athlete? of CWG

Ace shooter Samresh Jung might have missed out on a record seven gold medals but the Indian more than made up for it when he was adjudged the ?Best Athlete of the 18th Commonwealth Games?.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2006 00:58 IST
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Ace shooter Samresh Jung might have missed out on a record seven gold medals but the Indian more than made up for it when he was adjudged the ‘Best Athlete of the 18th Commonwealth Games’. Jung, who won five gold, a silver and a bronze in pistol shooting competitions, becomes the first Indian ever to bag the honour in Commonwealth Games history. The 35-year old CISF Inspector from Delhi had set a target of winning an unprecedented seven gold in a single edition of the Games at the start of the event. But a wandering mind in a shoot-out forced him to settle for bronze in the 25m centre fire pistol individual event before a malfuntioning gun in the standard fire pistol individual competition saw him end up ninth.

First Published: Mar 27, 2006 00:58 IST