Shreyasi Singh finished first in Women’s Double Trap event to hand India its twelfth gold as she finished with a score of 96 before beating local favourite Emma Cox in the shoot-off. India’s other athlete in the event, Varsha Varman, however, missed the third spot by a whisker in the last round.
India continued their dominance in shooting on Wednesday where they won back-to-back medals in 50m Pistol and Women’s Double Trap events. After Om Mitharval won the bronze in the first medal event, 26-year-old went two steps further and won the elusive yellow metal.
Australia’s Cox and the Scot were the top challengers for Shreyasi right from the beginning and they even went ahead of her in their second and third round, which pushed her to the very edge. Shreyasi was sitting second on the table with a score of 71 before the last round with Cox on 78 and Pearson on 70. However, with everything at stake, the Indian scored 25 in the last round, where Cox managed only 18 and Pearson got eliminated by 20.
Varsha Varman was in the top three