CWG-2018: Shooter Sanjeev Rajput claims 50m Rifle 3 Positions gold
Sanjeev Rajput has won gold in the men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event with a games record at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday, swelling the Indian shooting team's tally in the mega event. 37-year-old Rajput shot 454.5 to bag the top prize after topping the qualification stage with 1180 points at the Belmont Shooting Centre. Here's more.
Meanwhile, Chain Singh, the other Indian shooter in the fray, finished fifth with 419.1 in 50m Rifle 3 Positions. 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.
While Rajput won gold, Canada's Grzegorz Sych clinched the silver medal with 448.4, and Dean Bale of England bagged the bronze with 441.2. Rajput has previously won silver in the same event at 2014 Glasgow Games and claimed bronze in the 2006 CWG held in Melbourne. This is the first gold medal in CWG and third overall in these Games.