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Samresh wins second gold
March 18, 2006 14:04 IST
Samresh Jung and Ronak Pandit broke the Commonwealth Games record in men's 25m Standard Pistol on Saturday with a convincing performance that earned India their fifth gold from the shooting range.
The 36-year-old Jung, shot 565, but his younger teammate Ronak Pandit shot a classy 574 to give India an easy win by 27 points.
The Indians totalled 1139 as against the old record of 1130, held by Jung himself and Jaspal Rana.
The mark was set in 2002. The second placed Australians were at 1112 points.
Earlier in the morning, Jung and Vivek Singh, won a gold medal with a record-breaking performance in the men's 10m Air Pistol. They beat the experienced English pair of Mick Gault and Nick Baxter and Australian duo of Daniel Repacholi and David Moore, winners of 50m Air Pistol Pairs on first day.
Jung, 36, and Vivek, 30, shattered the Games record with scores of 578 and 576 respectively, and their total was a whopping nine points better than the previous mark of 1145 held by England.
Jung is the first Indian to win more than one medal at these Games and he has now won two gold and one silver.India has now won five gold and one silver in shooting and leads the event's medal tally. Jung is looking at eight medals as he is shooting in four events that have individual and pairs.