Jitu Rai Wins Gold Medal in Shooting at Asian Games

Jitu Rai clinched a gold medal in the men's 50m pistol event.

updated: September 21, 2014 00:33 IST
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Jitu Rai (left) celebrates with his coach Mohinder Lal after winning India's first gold medal at Asian Games © AP

Incheon, South Korea: Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched a historic gold in the 50m Pistol event on the opening day of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon on Saturday.. (Day 1 Highlights | Medal Tally)

Fresh from his 50m Pistol silver in the World Championships, the Lucknow-based shooter completed a grand double as he had won a gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow earlier this year.

The shooter, who serves the Gurkha regiment, was on target from the word go after moving into the finals even as compatriot Omkar Singh failed to cross the qualification hurdle.

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