Thursday, February 25, 2010

India wins silver medal at Commonwealth Shooting championship

Indian women shooter Birmati on Thursday won a silver medal on the sixth day of the ongoing Commonwealth Shooting championships being held in the national capital.

She won the silver medal in the 50-meter Prone Badge and Pairs event for women by scoring 592 points.

On her part, Birmati was an elated shooter by contending she had done her job quite job well beyond the expectations.

"I had prepared myself mentally that I will do well. I only focussed on my basics. I worked well on my basics. Now I will prepare for the Commonwealth Games. I hope to give my best and produce the best possible results in the Commonwealth Games," Birmati said.

New Zealand shooter Sally Johnston, who ended up bagging 593 points, won the gold medal in the event.

In the same event, Scotland's Jennifer McIntosh finished third, but was tied in points with the Indian shooter.

As on February 25, India led the medal tally with 17 Gold, 12 Silver and 6 Bronze medals.

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