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Commonwealth Games 2010: Shooters strike gold for India

India's Abhinav Bindra

Bindra claims India's first gold of Delhi 2010

India's Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang won the 10m air rifle pairs to secure the host nation's first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

The pair, who won gold in Melbourne in 2006, scored 1193 points to beat their Games record and spark a media scrum.

England's James Huckle and Kenny Parr won silver with 1174 points with Bangladesh third on 1173.

Anisa Syyed and Rahee Sarnobat won India's second gold in the women's 25m pistol pairs in a new Games record.

Their total of 1156 points bettered the previous games record of 1150 set by Australia in Manchester in 2002.

Lalita Yauhleuskaya and Linda Ryan of Australia scored 1146 to win the silver, while England's Julia Lyndall and Gorgs Geikie shot a total of 1122 to secure the bronze.

Bindra, who also won the pairs title with Sameer Ambekar in Manchester in 2002, said: "It gives us a good start and hopefully, we will have many more medals in the coming days."

The 28-year-old contributed 595 points, which included two perfect rounds of 100 while his 27-year-old partner Narang, the current world record holder in the event with a mark of 600, did even better with four 100s and two 99s in his 598.


England's Parr said: "I got 585 points but my best is 595 so I'm quite disappointed but it was good to win silver."

In the men's 50m pistol pair, Singapore's Swee Hon Lim and Bin Gai scored 1094 to win gold with India's Omkar Singh and Deepak Sharma settling for silver with 1087 points.

Trinidad & Tobago took the bronze medal with Roger Peter Daniel and Rhodney Richard Allen amassing 1081 points.

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