Jitu Rai wins gold in Commonwealth Games 2014

Jitu Rai wins gold in Commonwealth Games 2014
10m specialist Pistol King Jitu Rai broke the Commonwealth Games 2014 record to march into the 50-metre men`s pistol finals while compatriot Gurpal Singh also qualified, finishing sixth, at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Monday.

Jitu Rai 27, amassed 562 points and finished top of the standings, a sizeable 15 points ahead of Englishman Kristian Callaghan in second.

Armyman Rai won the gold in style setting a Finals Games Record (FGR) collecting a total of 194.1 points. In the finals, the 26-year-old Rai, who hails from Lucknow, took off brilliantly with 29.7 points in the first round and kept his lead till the end.

With 187.2 points, Gurpal, who hails from Bathinda, came in second ahead of Australia's Daniel Repacholi, who clinched the bronze with 166.6 points. Repacholi had won the men's 10m air pistol gold last week.

What is amazing about Jitu's win is that his speciality is 10m Pistol, and he won this medal for 50m pistol.

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