NEW DELHI: On the seventh day of CWG 2018, Om Mitharval has turned out to be India’s second double-medalist by winning bronze in the 50m pistol men’s final on Wednesday. He shot a total score of 201.1 to finish third.
Two days ago Mitharval clinched a bronze in the men’s 10m air pistol.He topped the qualification round and put a very good performance in the 10m man’s finals while defending champion Jitu Rai shot a disappointing 105 to finish last.
Mitharval topped the first round with a series of solid shots, then fell to second as Swee Hon Lim from Singapore surged ahead in stage 2 (elimination) with shots of 9.4 and 10.1.
Daniel Repacholi from Australia who is a two-time CWG gold medalist briefly stormed to the go ahead with a stunning sequence of 10, 10.1, 10.2 and 9.7 but Mitharval brought back together with shots of 10.2 and 10 to get rid of Lim.
An enthralling clash ensued between Repacholi and Mitharval. Both exchanged shots of 9.8 and 10.1 against 8.6 and 9.2 before the Australian closed out the gold medal with shots of 9.6, 10.7, 9.3 and 9.2. Well placed at second, Mitharval misplaced his meeting point and shot 7.2 and 7.6 while Shakil Ahmed from Bangladesh launched a strong run with 9.1, 9.5, 9.6 and 8.7 to clinch silver with a total of 220.5.
Worth mention here Jitu had qualified for the final in sixth place with a score of 542-8x whereas Mitharval topped the qualification round with a score of 549-6x.