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Golden day for India at Cíwealth Games

Melbourne, March 20
It was a day of cheers for India with the shooters grabbing three gold and the menís table tennis team scripting history by crowing themselves champion at the 18th Commonwealth Games here today.

Continuing to reap a rich harvest of medals, the shooters led the show by winning an additional silver as India held on to the third position behind hosts Australia and formidable England on the fifth day of the competition.

At the shooting range, Samresh Jung claimed his third gold teaming up with seasoned marksman Jaspal Rana in the 25m centre fire pistol pairs.

Debutante Tejaswini Sawant hit the bullís eye to win womenís 10 m air rifle individual event for her second yellow metal here. Avneet Kaur Sidhu bagged the silver, as both the Indian girls equalled the games record set by compatriot Anjali Bhagwat in Manchester four years ago.

Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang clinched their second gold together in the games, winning the menís 50 m rifle three positions pairs event, as India led the medal tally in the discipline.

In table tennis, India pulled off a sensational upset over higher ranked Singapore to snatch the first ever menís team gold. ó PTI
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