CWG 2014: Mohammed Asab, Shreyasi win medals to continue India`s surge in shooting

Glasgow: Young markswoman Shreyasi Singh bagged a silver in women`s double trap to give India another medal from shooting in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. Meanwhile, Indian shooter Mohammed Asab won the bronze medal in the men's double trap beating 17-year-old Nathan Xuereb of Malta in the bronze medal match of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Sunday.

The 26-year-old Asab shot 26 while Xuereb managed 24. Another Indian in the fray, Ankur Mittal missed out on a medal finishing fifth in the semi-final.

The 22-year-old Shreyasi shot down a total target of 92 to bag the silver, two shots behind gold winner Charlotte Kerwood of England.

Another Englishwoman Rachel Parish won the bronze with 91 points, after a shoot-off with Cynthia Meyer of Canada.

A not-so-impressive first round of 22 points saw Shreyasi trailing at the third spot after the third and penultimate round but the Delhi shooter recovered some lost ground in the final round to win the silver at the Barry Buddon Centre at Dundee near here.

With Kerwood, in whose name the Commonwealth Games record of 106 points (at 2006 Melbourne) stands, struggling in the final round, Shreyasi was in with a chance to go for a shoot-off for the gold but missed the double target twice to settle for the white metal. Shreyasi had rounds of 22 24 23 23.

The other Indian in the fray, 20-year-old Varsha Varman finished fifth with 88 points (22, 19, 24, 23).

Including Shreyasi`s silver, Indian shooters have won eighth medals so far (3 gold and 5 silver).

It began with one gold and one silver on the opening day of shooting competitions on Friday, before the Indian shooters added two gold and three silver on Saturday.

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