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Bhagwat hits new Games record

02 August 2002

Anjali Bhagwat of India set her second Games record in the women's 50m rifle three positions – singles.

Anjali Bhagwat

Anjali Bhagwat celebrates her second gold

Bhagwat won the gold with a final score of 100.0, and a qualification of 578. This was added to the gold she took in the 10m air rifle - singles where she also set a new games record. Her consistency at shooting shows why she become the Commonwealth champion in 1999 and 2001.

Reflecting on her win Bhagwat said: “The qualification was easy going, I took control. I knew I had an eight-point lead going into the finals.”

India also took the silver with Raj Kumari clocking up a final score of 94.2, and a qualification of 568. Kumari won the women's free rifle prone event in the 2002 national shooting championship.

Kumari said on the pressure of the competition: “I was very, very nervous but while I was shooting I was very relaxed, I felt very pressured for the last shot of the shoot out, there was so much tension.”

Roslina Bakar of Malaysia took the bronze with a final score of 95.2, and a qualification of 567. Bakar won a bronze medal in the women's sport rifle three-position individual at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

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