Shooters make India proud at CWG; win two gold and a silver

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NEW DELHI - Shooters Anisa Sayeed and Rahi Sarnobat gave India its second gold as they won in the 25m pistol pair event at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

Onkar Singh and Deepak Sharma also won silver medal in 50m Air Pistol Pair event.

Earlier today, Olympian gold winner Abhinav Bindra and World Champion Gagan Narang won their first gold medals in the Pairs 10 m Air Rifle Mens event.

Bindra scored 595 and Narang scored 498.

World champion Tejaswini Sawant is also to be seen in action in the 50m 3P pairs event with Lajjakumari Gauswami.

In tennis, top-seed Somdev Devvarman will play his first-round singles match, while veterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati will play against Sri Lanka at the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium.

In boxing, some of India’s best pugilists, including Olympic bronze winning boxer Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar, Suranjoy Singh, Jai Bhagwan and Dinesh Kumar will be seen in the ring.

On Sunday, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prince Charles jointly inaugurated the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.

The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games was marked by a cultural extravaganza, dance, music and fireworks.

Over 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 teams representing 54 Commonwealth member states are participating in the Games being held from October 3 to 14 in Delhi. (ANI)

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