Commonwealth Games 2014: Jitu Rai Wins Gold in 50m Pistol, Gurpal Singh Takes Silver

Jitu Rai set a Finals Games Record (FGR) collecting a total of 194.1 points.

updated: July 28, 2014 18:39 IST
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Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh
India's Jitu Rai (R) and Gurpal Singh celebrate after winning gold and silver medals respectively in the 50m Pistol event during the Commonwealth Games.


Glasgow: Shooters Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh opened India's medal count on Monday by clinching the men's 50-metre pistol gold and silver, respectively in the finals of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here.

It was once again shooting that brought India more laurels as the duo bagged the country's 10th and 11th medals from the discipline at the 2014 Games. India are now placed fourth in the standings behind Australia, England and Scotland with a total of 24 medals -- 7 gold, 10 silver and 7 bronze. (Also read: Shreyasi Singh wins silver in shooting)

Armyman Rai won the gold in style setting a Finals Games Record (FGR) collecting a total of 194.1 points. Earlier, Rai also broke the Commonwealth Games record in the qualifiers where he again topped, amassing 562 points, a sizeable 15 points ahead of Englishman Kristian Callaghan in second.

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