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Indian dominance continues, meet record for Jung

Last updated on: February 22, 2010 20:40 IST

Gagan Narang added a third gold to his tally, while Samaresh Jung clinched his second as Indian shooters continued to reign supreme shattering three meet records at the Karni Singh range on the fifth day of the Commonwealth Championships in New Delhi.

India's overall medal tally stood at 26 (13 gold, eight silver and five bronze), way ahead of second-placed England, which has won 15 medals so far -- three gold, seven silver and five bronze. Australia occupied the third spot with 10 medals.

Jung, who clinched 10m Air Pistol team gold on Sunday, was bang on in the individual event as well and after equalling the meet record for the qualifying score, he went on to beat the championship record for the final score.

Jung shot an overall 685.3 (583+102.3) to shatter the meet record of 681.5 held by England's Michael Gault since 1999. The silver medal in this event went to another Indian Zakir Khan who shot 676.6 (576+100.6).

Gault settled for bronze after shooting a score of 675.1 (574+101.1).

In the rather farcical finals of the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, Indians swept the medals on offer as the lone foreigner in fray, Gibraltar's Jonathon Patron, pulled out.

Vijay Kumar bettered the five-year-old meet record of 760.6 to notch up the gold with a score of 775 (581+194).

Previous record holder Pemba Tamang settled for bronze this time with 756.5 (574+182.5). The silver in this event went to Gurpreet Singh who shot a score of 774.1 (581+193.1).

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