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Sport Current Affairs April 2nd Week 2018
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Sport Current Affairs April 2nd Week 2018

 1. CWG 2018: Om Mitharval Won Bronze In Shooting.

Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval won the bronze medal in the men’s 50m pistol event but the fancied Jitu Rai finished a disappointing 8th at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

The young Mitharval, who also won a bronze in the 10m air pistol event two days ago, shot 201.1 to finish third in the eight-man finals at Belmont Shooting Centre.

Host nation Australia’s Daniel Repacholi bagged the gold medal in the event with a Games record of 227.2 while Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh won the silver with 220.5.

Rai, gold medallist in 10m, was out of reckoning quickly, having managed only 105.0.

After being placed sixth at the end of first round of stage 1, Mitharval jumped to the top spot with 93.7.

He maintained his lead with his next two shots but Repacholi went ahead by a point after two more attempts.

Mitharwal then found himself in the silver medal position with 148.3 following scores of 9.8 and 8.6, before a 10.2 and 10.0 placed him level with the home favourite.

He maintained the second position as he raced to 186.3, ahead by three points over Ahmed.

 However, he could not continue the momentum and conceded lead in the following round with a 7.2 and 7.6, going down from gold to silver and finally settling for bronze.

 

2. CWG 2018: Shooter Shreyasi Singh Won 12th Gold.

Shreyasi Singh, a Delhi shooter, won India’s 12th Gold medal in the Women’s Double Trap event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Wednesday morning. The 26-year-old shooter bettered her record from 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games where she had claimed the silver medal. Shreyasi shot 96 points in the finals at Gold Coast and defeated Australia’s Emma Cox two shots to one in the shoot-off. The bronze medal went to Scotland’s Linda Pearson who shot 87 to finish a point ahead of Varsha Varma, the other Indian shooter in the event who held the third place for a while.
 
Wondering who is Shreyasi Singh? Here is all you need to know about her:
 
1. Shreyasi comes from a family of shooters. Her grandfather and father served in the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) as its president.
 
2. Delhi-born Shreyasi had represented India in two events at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Delhi but failed to win a single medal.
 
3. Four years later in Glasgow, she won a silver medal in double trap event and followed it up with a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.
 
4. Before the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Shreyasi Singh won silver at the 2017 Commonwealth Championships in Brisbane.
 
5. At Gold Coast, she held her nerve and capitalised on her opponent’s lapses to win the women’s double trap gold medal.
 
Talking about her win, Singh said that she was upset after missing out on Gold in 2014. “I’m feeling really well. In 2014, I won the silver and I was really upset that I couldn’t win the gold but now, also I was trailing, but when I got the opportunity to fight more and fight harder in the shoot off, I was really happy about that, and I gave it 100 per cent,” Shreyasi said.
 
Praising her competitor Emma, Shreyasi said that she is a brilliant shooter but added that God was on her side. Cox missed 12 of her 30 shots in the fourth round after placing herself in the gold medal position.
 
“My coaches really helped me, and my family is also here so they were a big support for me. I just had it in me that I want to win the gold medal,” Shreyasi said.


 

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