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Malaika Goel wins silver medal in shooting

Friday, 25 July 2014 - 6:47pm IST | Place: Glasgow | Agency: PTI

  • Malaika Goel of India (L), Shun Xie Teo of Singapore (C) and Dorothy Ludwig of Canada pose with their medals after the10m Air Pistol event. AFP photo

Unheralded 16-year-old Malaika Goel gave India their first shooting medal with a silver in the women's 10m Air Pistol event while favourite Heena Sidhu fell by the wayside at the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.

Goel shot an aggregate of 197.1 in the finals to finish second and grab her first senior international medal after a close fight for the gold on the opening day of shooting competitions at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre at Dundee.

Singapore's Shun Xie Teo won the gold, shooting 198.6 in total, a Final Commonwealth Games Record while Canada's Dorothy Ludwig was a distant third with a 117.2 effort.

Former world number one and a pre-competition favourite Heena Sindhu finished a disappointing seventh after topping the qualifications. She was the second shooter to be eliminated in the eight-women field in the final round.

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