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Gurpreet From Amritsar Wins Gold

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    Gurpreet Singh of Amritsar had a dream start in the 2010 Commonwealth games by winning two gold medals on the fourth day of the shooting competitions in the 2010 Commonwealth games here today.

    In fact shooters from Punjab, including mercurial Abhinav Bindra, Ronjan Sodhi and now Gurpreet Singh, are constantly making the medal tally of the home contingent swell.

    Gurpreet and Omkar have become the third and fourth Indian shooters after Gagan Narang and Anisa Sayyed to win a gold double in the Games so far.

    Gurpreet Singh, a markman from Army, had taken to shooting only three years ago. This morning he paired up with Vijay Kumar to win India's first gold medal of the day by creating a new record in the 25 m Rapid Pistol Fire. The duo had a score of 1162 against the old record of 1154. It was India's fourth gold medal in shooting.

    Hafiz Adhza and Amir Hasan of Malaysia took the silver with a score of 1144 in the 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol while the bronze went to Australian team of David Chapman and Bruce Quick.

    Later in the day, Gurpreet tamed up with Omkar Singh of Madhya Pradesh to win his second gold in 10 m Air Pistol. Again, they got past the previous Commonwealth Games record of 1154 held by their countrymen Samaresh Jung and Vivek Singh broken.

    In the 10 m Air Pistol, Nick Baxter and Michael Gauth of England followed Gurpreet and Omkar with a silver medal by returning an aggregate of 1143, far behind their best of 1163. The bronze in the event went to Gai Bin and Lim Swee of Singapore. They returned a score of 1139.

    For Omkar it was his third medal of the Games as he won a silver and a gold yesterday.

    Ronjan Sodhi and Asher Noria of India along with K. Jones (ION) had to share the second spot and contend with a silver today in the Trap Individual by returning a score of 186 against Steven watson of Australia who set a new Games Record with a score of 190.

    Ronjan and Noria had taken a silver in the Trap pairs yesterday. he had blamed some lapses in concentration for missing the gold yesterday.

    In fact, it was a mixed day for Indian shooters today as Tejaswani Sawant and Lajjawati were disappointing in their performance.

    While Lajjawati Gauswami qualified for the final in th 50 m Rifle 3 Positions for women, Tejaswani Sawant, who won the World Championship weeks before the start of the Games, failed to make the final round.

    Lajjawati also finished a poor sixth in the event.

    With two gold medals and a silver, India's shooting tally has swelled to five gold and four silver medals.

    Golden Double

    Gurpreet Singh paired up with Vijay Kumar to win India's first gold medal of the day by creating a new record in the 25 m Rapid Pistol Fire. It was India's fourth gold medal in shooting. Later in the day, Gurpreet tamed up with Omkar Singh of Madhya Pradesh to win his second gold in 10 m Air Pistol

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20101008/sports.htm#3
     
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