India would be the only country to record two medals on the opening day of events at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre today.
Abhinav Bindra (IND) retained his 10m air rifle title for a fifth Commonwealth gold and Malaika Goel took silver in the 10m air pistol on a day where Singaporean Shun Xie Teo and Australian Laura Coles also won gold medals.
10m air pistol women
Shun Xie Teo (SIN) became the new Commonwealth Games champion after coming from behind in the final few rounds to beat 16-year-old Malaika Goel (IND) with a score of 198.6 from a possible 218.
Goel, who is competing at her first Commonwealth Games, did well to hold her nerve ahead of Dorothy Ludwig (CAN) who claimed Bronze after qualifying in last place.
Delhi 2010 Silver medallist, Heena Sidhu (IND) topped the qualification round, but had a disappointing final. She was knocked out in seventh place while Australia's most successful Commonwealth shooter Lalita Yauhleuskaya (AUS) finished fourth.
10m air rifle men
Commonwealth and 2008 Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra (IND) won the gold medal in his final appearance at the Commonwealth Games with a dominant display in the elimination final.
The Indian veteran’s score of 205.3 was too much for Abdullah Baki (BAN) who shot 202.1 to finish with silver. However, it was bronze medallist Daniel Rivers (ENG) who was the crowd favourite after the 23-year-old battled through two consecutive shoot-outs to earn his spot on the podium.
It was a tight battle in the women's skeet, the first shotgun medal event at Glasgow 2014. Laura Coles (AUS) and Elena Allen (WAL) led the pack throughout the contest, but it was the Australian who clinched the Gold.
Coles was too clinical in the Gold-medal match, shooting 14 out of 16 targets, just one more than Allen. Melbourne 2006 champion Andri Eleftheriou (CYP) won the bronze-medal match.
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