CWG: Shooter Shreyasi wins gold in women's Double Trap

Shreyasi Singh shot her way to the gold medal in the women's Double Trap event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Wednesday.

Shreyasi edged out Emma Cox of Australia in a shoot-off to win the title after both shooters had finished the final round on 96 points each.

Cox found the target only once during the shoot-off but the Indian held her nerves to score twice and claim the gold.

Varsha Varman, the second Indian in the fray, missed out on the bronze by a narrow margin. She scored 86 to finish fourth, just a single point behind bronze medallist Linda Pearson of Scotland.

Shreyasi had a bright start, scoring 24 with her first shot to take the lead. But she slipped to the third spot after the second shot with Linda taking the lead followed by Cox.

Varsha meanwhile, climbed to the fourth spot after the second shot and held on till the lead.

Linda could only manage to score 18 with her third shot to slip by a couple of spots. Cox fired an excellent 27 to take the lead while Shreyasi scored 22 to go second.

Cox however, stumbled during the fourth and final shot as she could only manage to score 18. Shreyasi grabbed the chance with bot hands by scoring 25 to finish the final round at the joint top spot.



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