Mehuli Ghosh wins 10m air rifle silver, Apurvi Chandela bronze

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Gold medallist Martina Lindsay Veloso of Singapore, silver medallist Mehuli Ghosh of India and bronze medallist Apurvi Chandela of India pose with medals and Borobi plush dolls.

Gold Coast, April 9: Teenage shooter Mehuli Ghosh has won silver in the final of the women’s 10m air rifle event at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Monday, moving ahead of defending champion Apurvi Chandela in the last few moments and ending marginally short of gold medalist Martina Lindsay Veloso in a tense shoot-off.
Having won gold in the same event four years ago at the Glasgow CWG, the 25-year-old Apurvi settled for bronze after dominating the eight-member final only for her last two shots of 9.9 and 9.4 to bring her down to third place. She finished with 225.3 points, second to Mehuli’s 247.2.
Mehuli had followed Apurvi, who topped the qualification round with a CWG qualifying record total of 432.2, into the final at fifth place in qualification with a total of 413.7. (Agencies)