CWG 2018: Jitu Rai wins gold in men’s 10m air pistol

Gold Coast (Australia): India’s star shooter Jitu Rai won gold with a masterful performance in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Monday.

Jitu created a new CWG record of 235.1 in the final to win the gold.

Kerry Bell of Australia took silver with 233.5 .

Om Mitharwal bagged the bronze for India with 214.3.

Earlier, Om enjoyed a promising start to his campaign and emerged as the best shooter in the qualification stage. He equalled the Commonwealth Games (CWG) record on his way to qualifying for the final.

Om shot 584 in the qualifying round to equal the record set by fellow Indian Samaresh Jung at the 2006 CWG in Melbourne.

Rai reached the final with a score of 570.