Indian shooter Om Mitharwal won bronze medal in the men’s 50 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games on 11 April 2018. Mitharwal registered a total score of 201.1 in the final. Australia’s Daniel Repacholi clinched the gold medal with a new CWG record of 227.2. Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh took silver with 220.5.
Mitharwal had a good start in the final, scoring 111.3 after the first round in Stage 2 to take the second spot behind Singapore’s Swee Hon Lim. But Daniel scored 10.0 and 10.1 to take the lead in the next round. The local favourite then produced a string of consistent scores to blow away the opposition and hold on to the pole position till the end.
Earlier, Indian shooters Om Mitharwal and Jitu Rai qualified for the final of the men’s 50 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on 11 April 2018. Om topped the standings at the end of the qualification stage with a score of 549 points. Jitu qualified at the sixth position with 542. Om was trailing Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh till the fifth shot before taking the lead with his sixth and final attempt.