CWG 2018

CWG 2018 Shooting: Sanjeev Rajput clinches gold in Rifle 3-position

Rajput shot a score of 454.5 in the final to clinch India’s seventh gold from the shooting range

Sanjeev Rajput won the gold medal in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions event with a games record at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday, swelling the Indian shooting team’s tally in the mega event to seven gold, four silver and five bronze.

The 37-year-old Rajput shot 454.5 in the final to bag the top prize after topping the qualification stage with 1180 points at the Belmont Shooting Centre.

Chain Singh, the other Indian shooter in the fray, finished fifth with 419.1.

In the qualification, Rajput scored 391 in kneeling, 399 in prone and 390 in standing, while Chain Singh, who was placed second, shot 389 398 and 379 for a cumulative score of 1166. In prone Rajput shot three 100s and a 99.

Canada’s Grzegorz Sych clinched the silver medal with 448.4, while Dean Bale of England bagged the bronze with 441.2.

Rajput has previously won a silver in the same event at the 2014 Glasgow Games and was a bronze medal winner in the 2006 edition of the Games held in Melbourne. This is his first gold medal in CWG and third overall in these Games.

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