Commonwealth Shooting Championships | Satyendra wins gold, India finish with 20 medals

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Commonwealth Shooting Championships | Satyendra wins gold, India finish with 20 medals

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SportsCafe Desk

11/06/2017

Satyendra Singh and Sanjeev Rajput have won a gold and a silver respectively in the 50m rifle 3 positions event on Monday which helped India end the Commonwealth Championships campaign with 20 medals. India won a total of six gold, seven silver, and seven bronze during the championships.

Satyendra qualified in the second place with a total of 1162 with a best of 394 out of 400. Veteran Rajput managed the third place with 1,158 points while Chain Singh also qualified for the eight-man final of the 3 Positions event on the final day of the competition. In the initial stage of the game, Singh was in the third place and raised hopes of an Indian clean sweep but overtaken by Australian Dane Sampson.

Sampson, who won the men's Rifle Prone gold earlier in the competition, held on to secure the bronze medal. Birendeep Sodhi was the only Indian to qualify for the six-man final round of the men’s trap event at the shotgun ranges. He shot 118 out of 125 to qualify in fifth place and finished at the fourth position.

India ended their campaign on a positive note by winning 20 medals which includes six gold, seven silver, and seven bronze medals.

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