As Indian shooters continue to make the nation proud, Sanjeev Rajput wins gold medal in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions event at Gold Coast CWG with a games record at the 21st Commonwealth Games today, swelling the Indian shooting team’s tally in the mega event. The 37-year-old Indian shot a total of 454.5 to bag the top honours after topping the qualification stage with 1180 points at the Belmont Shooting Centre.
Chain Singh, the other Indian shooter in the contention, finished fifth with 419.1.
In the qualification, Rajput scored 391 in kneeling, 399 in prone and 390 in standing, while Chain Singh, who was placed second, shot 389 398 and 379 for a cumulative score of 1166. In prone Rajput shot three 100s and a 99.
Canada’s Grzegorz Sych clinched the silver medal with a total of 448.4, while Dean Bale of England bagged the bronze with a total of 441.2.
Rajput won silver in the same event at the 2014 Glasgow Games and was a bronze medal winner in the 2006 edition of the Games held in Melbourne. This is first gold medal in CWG and third overall in these Games.
Sanjeev Rajput wins gold medal in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions event at Gold Coast CWG.