The star of the day is definitely the 26-year old Shreyasi Singh. The shooter from Delhi has won gold in the Women’s Double Trap event at the Commonwealth Games 2018. She shot 96 in the finals and beat Australia’s Emma Cox two shots to one in the shoot-off. Singh bettered her performance at the same event in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, where she claimed silver.
Shreyasi, who comes from a shooting background, has given India its 12th gold medal and the 4th one in Shooting. Her late father Digvijay Singh, a former Member of Parliament from Bihar, and grandfather Kumar Surendra Singh, both served as presidents of the National Rifle Association of India.
In the Men’s Double Trap event, India’s Ankur Mittal missed the gold medal position though dominating the competition in the earlier part. He finished on the third position with a score of 53 points. This is Ankur’s first Commonwealth Games medal.
Earlier in the day, Om Mitharval also won a bronze medal in 50m Pistol event. He shot a total score of 201.1 to finish third. This is Mitharval’s second Commonwealth medal after having won the bronze in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event. But Jitu Rai, gold medallist in 10m Air Pistol, finished at a poor 8th position.