India started their campaign in the Commonwealth Shooting Championships with two golds, a silver and bronze.

The first gold came in the 10-metre air rifle pairs men with Gagan Narang and P.T. Raghunath shooting a total of 1193. Narang aggregated 599 while Raghunath shot 594. In the finals, Narang (55) and Raghunath (47) shot a total of 102 to bag the first medal of the tournament.

The silver went to the English pair of James Huckle (593) and Ken Parr Jr. (592) while Bangladesh duo Asif Hossain Khan (594) and Shovon Chowdhury (588) bagged the bronze.

The second gold came in the women’s 25-metre pistol pairs event where the Indian duo of Annisa Sayyed (582) and Annuraj Singh (565) shot a total of 1147.

Australian pair of Linda Ryan (574) and Elena Galiabovitch (564) bagged the silver with the total of 1138 while the bronze went to the English pair of Georgina Geikie (571) and Julia Lydall (558) with a total of 1129.

In the men’s 50-metre free pistol pairs, Indian pair of Bapu Vanjare (536) and Viraj Singh (523) won the silver with a tally of 1059 while the gold was clinched by England duo Michael Gault (545) and Nick Baxter (537) for a total of 1082.

Australia won the bronze with shooters Alfio (523) and Janek Janski (507) shooting a total of 1030.

Indian’s women rifle shooters ended the day by winning the bronze in the 50-metre 3 position pairs events. Lajja Goswami (prone 196, standing 187 and kneeling 188) and Tejaswini Sawant (prone 195, standing 180, kneeling 189) aggregated 1135 for the bronze.

The gold went to Scottish team of Jennifer Mcintosh (prone 196, standing 185, kneeling 192) and Kay Copland (prone 198, standing 178, kneeling 187) for a total of 1136. Welsh team of Jennifer Corish (prone 195, standing 186, kneeling 189) and Sian Corish (prone 196, standing 185, kneeling 184) for a total of 1135.

Both the Indian and the Welsh teams were tied after the qualifiers but in the final, the Wales duo shot 41 while the hosts were one point behind.

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