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CWG’18: Sanjeev Rajput shoots gold in 50m rifle 3 positions

Prime News, International and National Sports, Gold Coast (Australia), April 14:- Indian shooters continued to bring laurels even on the 11th day of the ongoing 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games, with Sanjeev Rajput bagging a gold medal in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions here on Saturday.

The 37-year-old shot a new Commonwealth Games record of 454.5 in the finals to clinch India’s 19th gold medal at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Gold Coast.

While Grzegorz Sych of Canada settled for a silver medal after posting the best figures of 448.4, while the bronze went to England’s Dean Bale with a score of 441.2.

Earlier, Rajput shot 391 in kneeling, 399 in prone and 390 in standings to top the qualification stage with 1,180 points.-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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