Jitu Rai continued his impressive stint in the Commonwealth Games by winning the men’s 10m air pistol gold with a new Games Record in Gold Coast on Monday. He had won the gold medal in 50m pistol event in the 2014 Commonwealth games.
“I’ve got the result of my hard work and I’m very happy. Once I get the lead, I don’t look back. That’s how I focus on myself. Once I get ahead, my aim I to get further ahead and never to look back,” Rai said after adding gold to his impressive deal.
He grabbed the gold with a total of 235.1 points. Australian Kerry Bell came second in 233.5 while Om Mitharval who had topped the qualification settled for bronze.
When he was asked about his performance before and after Rio Games, where he went in with huge expectations but wasn’t fruitful. “I have won quite a few medals after the Rio Games. But my success rate has come down compared to what it was before. But after Rio, I have tried to ensure that if I reach a final I do not return empty-handed. So far, it has worked that way for me,” he added with pride.
Mehuli settles for silver
India’s young Mehuli Ghosh settled for silver after tying with Singapore’s Veloso on 247.7 points after 24 shots. In the tiebreaker, Signore fired 10.3 for gold while Mehuli recorded 9.9. Defending champ Apurvi Chandela went into the final in great form, beating the Games record in qualification but faltered towards the end.