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India's shooters go out in a whimper, a silver & bronze on final day

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India's shooters may have been the shinning light of the 19th edition of the Commonwealth Games winning 14 Gold medals and 30 overall, however, they failed to end the Games on a high picking up just a Silver and a Bronze on the final day of competition. Heena Sidhu won the Silver medal in the Women's 10m Air Pistol event while Samresh Jung won a Bronze in the 25m Standard Pistol Mens event. World Champion Gagan Narang had a rare off day, failing to qualify for the finals of the 50m Rifle Prone event

Heena Sidhu fell just 0.3 short of a gold in the Air Pistol event, finishing with a score of 481.6 just behind Malaysia's Pei Chin Bibiana.  Sidhu was incredibly disappointed with her performance, saying, "I was leading till the seventh shot and still I couldn't win. I am not happy with my performance and should have won the gold medal."

India' other competitor in the event, Annu Raj Singh finished 4th with a score of 475.7.

The man known as ‘Goldfinger', Samresh Jung, had to settle for just a Bronze in the 25m Standard Pistol event with a score of 559. Bin Gai of Singapore was miles ahead in first place, producing a score of 570. The man with three first names, Roger Peter Daniel of Trinidad & Tobago grabbed the Silver with a score of 563.

Gagan Narang, who had a very good Games thus far, had a poor outing in the 50m Rifle Prone shooting 590. His score was good enough for a 3-way tie for 8th place, but lost out in the Qualifying Shoot-out. Hariom Singh shot a 591 to qualify for the last eight, but finished last in the finals.

India's Allan Daniel Peoples also failed to qualify for the Skeet Final, 3 shy of the cut-off 120.

India would be bitterly disappointed with their inability to produce on the final day of the shooting event, and have slipped behind England in the race for second place in the medals tally.