CWG: Mehuli settles for second in air rifle

By NT Bureau Published on Apr 09, 2018 02:54 PM IST

Gold Coast: Young Mehuli Ghosh settled for the silver medal after forcing a shoot-off in the women's 10m air rifle event with a perfect final shot of 10.9 while Apurvi Chandela secured bronze in the Commonwealth Games.

The 17-year Ghosh shot an excellent 10.9 to take the finals into a shoot-ff with Singapore's Martina Lindsay Veloso, the eventual gold medallist with a games record score of 247.2.

Ghosh also aggregated a record 247.2 but a 9.9 in the shoot-off put paid to her hopes of claiming the top prize, as Veloso shot 10.3. Defending champions Chandela totalled 225.3 to finish third on the podium.

Chandela had earlier smashed her own Commonwealth Games qualifying record from four years back by scoring 423.2. Chandela's sequence of scores over four series in the qualifying read a very impressive 105.7 105.2 106.1 106.2.