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Shooter Mehuli Ghosh and lifter Pardeep Singh get silver; Apurvi Chandela settles for bronze


The Indian girls continue to bring glory at the Commonwealth Games. In the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event, Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela bagged silver and bronze respectively. 17-year old Mehuli lost in the final shoot off after she was tied with Martina Lindsay of Singapore at a Commonwealth record score of 247.2. Mehuli scored 9.9 in the final shot while Martina shot 10.3. Apurvi got the bronze with 225.3. 

Mehuli won bronze at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico in the 10m Air Rifle. She also won a quota place for the Youth Olympic Games with a gold at the Asian Championships in Wako City, Japan.

Weightlifter Pardeep Singh won a silver in Men’s 105k Weightlifting event gafter a close contest with gold medallist Sanele Mao of Samoa. Singh lifted a total of 352kg of which 152kg came in Snatch and 200kg came in Clean and Jerk. Mao won gold with a total lift of 360kg. Pardeep Singh delivered India its ninth medal in Weightlifting.

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