Indian shooter Prakash Nanjappa wins Silver in 10m Air Pistol

Glasgow: Shooter Prakash Nanjappa won the men’s 10m air pistol silver in the Commonwealth Games behind Australia’s Daniel Repacholi at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre at here Saturday. England’s Michael Gault took the bronze.

Australia’s Daniel Repacholi won the gold with 199.5 points from Nanjappa, at 198.2, while England’s Michael Gault took the bronze with 176.5.

This is India’s 11th medal at the Games and third from shooting after Abhinav Bindra (men’s 10-metre air rifle gold) and Malaika Goel (women’s 10-metre air pistol silver) brought in two Friday.

The 38-year-old was leading till the fourth round with a combined score of 100.9 but a poor fifth round – 17.7 – saw Repacholi go ahead of the Nanjappa. Though he had a better sixth round than Repacholi, the Melbourne-born maintained his lead to clinch the gold.

Nanjappa, who gave up the sport between 2003-09 until his father encouraged him to take it up again, had earlier advanced to the final after topping qualification while compatriot Om Prakash narrowly missed out, finishing ninth.

With 580 points, Nanjappa was placed first, two points ahead of Englishman Stewart Nangle, who eventually finished fifth in the final. Om Prakash bowed out missing the cut by just one point, garnering 568 points.


Prakash Nanjappa

Prakash Nanjappa

Prakash Nanjappa hails from Bangalore and had earlier won bronze medal at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Changwon, Korea in the 10 m Air Pistol event.