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India win three golds

28 July 2002

India's have taken gold medals in the women's 10m air rifle, the men's double trap pairs and the men's 50m pistol pairs at the National Shooting Centre in Bisley.

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India have taken three golds at Bisley

Anjali Bhagwat and Suma Shirur set a new Games record with a score of 795 to take the gold in the women’s 10m air rifle pairs. They finished 14 points ahead of Canada’s Sharon Bowes and Jacklyn Mecredy who took silver. England’s Louise Minett and Victoria Eaton claimed bronze with a score of 776.

Bhagwat said that they had been confident of victory: “Suma and I have both been doing well – we’ve both shot good scores recently, so we expected it.” The Canadian’s were both delighted with their silver medals with Bowes shooting a personal best.

India’s second gold of the day came in the shape of Ali Khan Moraad and Rajyavardhan Singh in the men’s double trap pairs. They beat Australia’s much fancied Michael Diamond and Mark Russell on countback, with England’s John Bellamy and Richard Faulds took the bronze.

Moraad was pleased with the victory and acknowledged that they were pushed all the way by the Aussies: “We knew exactly how well the Aussies were shooting and we had to take it point by point.”

Samaresh Jung and Vivek Singh took gold in the men's 50m pistol pairs with a score of 1088, just four points ahead of Australia's David Moore and Bruce Quick. South African pair Daniel and Frederick Van Tonder took the bronze.

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