Commonwealth Games 2018: Shreyasi Singh Wins Gold In Women's Double Trap Event

Updated: 11 April 2018 11:12 IST

Shreyasi Singh shot 96+2 in the final.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Shreyasi Singh Wins Gold In Women
Shreyasi Singh shot 96+2 in the women's double trap final. © Facebook

India shooter Shreyasi Singh produced a brilliant shot to beat Australia's Emma Cox to clinch a gold medal in women's double trap event in the Commonwealth Games in Australia on Wednesday. Shreyasi shot 96 and was tied with Cox in the final round and claimed the top honours in style by beating the Australian in the shoot-off at Belmont Shooting Centre. The Indian shooter, who won a silver in Glasgow in 2014, shot 96+2 in the final. While Cox won a silver, Scotland's Linda Pearson claimed bronze.

Other Indian in the fray, Varsha Varman finished fourth in the event. She missed out on a bronze medal by one point, scoring a total of 86.

The 26-year-old Shreyasi, thus, improved on her silver medal-winning effort at the Glasgow Games four years ago.

Shreyasi was on the second position while Varsha was on the third position after three rounds.

Recently, she won a silver medal in the double trap event at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships.

Shreyasi had represented the country in two events at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Delhi but failed to win a single medal.

The Delhi-born Shreyasi won the individual silver medal in double trap in Glasgow and followed that by winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

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Highlights
  • Shreyasi Singh clinched a gold medal in women's double trap event
  • Shreyasi shot 96+2 in the final
  • Varsha Varman finished fourth in the event
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