Star marksman Jitu Rai of Sikkim won gold with a masterful performance even as fellow shooters Om Mitharwal, Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela boosted the Indian medals tally at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) at Gold Coast in Australia.
Jitu stamped his class on the men’s 10m Air Pistol final, to post a wire to wire victory at the Belmont Shooting Centre.
This was Jitu’s second gold medal at the CWG. He had won the 50m title at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Om bagged the bronze for India with 214.3. Playing in his first CWG, Om performed brilliantly throughout the day, exiting after the 22nd shot of the 24-shot final.
The women shooters also did the country proud as Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela bagged silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 10m Air Rifle event.