Ankur Mittal shoots India’s 24th medal with double trap bronze


Gold Coast, April 11: India’s top-ranked double trap shooter Ankur Mittal has won bronze on Wednesday in the double trap men’s finals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, shooting a total of 53 after ten target shots for his first CWG medal. This has taken the country’s overall medal tally to 24, keeping them at third position behind Australia and England.
Competing for medals with Scotland’s David McMath and the Isle of Man’s Tim McNeale once compatriot Mohammad Ashab bowed out of contention at fourth place in the six-shooter finals, Mittal did enough to remain in the top three. Mittal, having scored 133 after five rounds in qualification, began behind Ashab initially as the finals began but improved to seal bronze.
McMath won gold with a CWG record score of 74 and McNeale claimed silver with a total of 70. (Agencies)