Shreyasi Singh became India's first gold medallist on day seven of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast when she claimed the top spot in the women's double trap event on Wednesday.
With Mitharval's medal, India's tally at the Games has swelled to a total of 22 (11 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze). The other Indian in the event, Varsha Varman finished fourth. It is also worth mentioning here that she bagged the silver in the same event in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Mittal finished third on the podium after scoring 53 in the finals at the Belmont Shooting Centre. With Ankur clinching a Bronze, India's tally now stands at 24 (12, 4, 8). The 25-year-old proved his father's decision to relocate absolutely right and a medal at the Gold Coast Games further ascertains that.
Mittal had a good chance to finish second as Isle of Man's Tim Kneale, who was closest to him, had missed six of his shots and pretty much settled for a bronze. He was leading the last four shots, but in the end, Russia's Vitaly Fokiv took 68 points and earned gold.
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Defending champion Jitu Rai, however, had a disappointing outing with a score of 105.0. Cox finished with a silver medal.
Mitharval had also won the bronze in the 10m air pistol event on Monday with a score of 214.3. He had, earlier, won a Bronze in the 10-metre Air Pistol event.
More medals are expected to come as boxers Mary Kom, Vikas Krishan, Gaurav Solanki, Manoj Kumar, Mohammed Hussamuddin, Naman Tanwar and Amit Phangal are all going to take part in medal events. She defeated Sri Lanka's Anusha Koddithuwak, 5-0 to book a place in the 48 kg Final.