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Bindra clinches gold, Malaika wins silver

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GLASGOW, July 25 (PTI): Star marksman Abhinav Bindra stole the limelight by clinching a gold medal while unheralded teenager Malaika Goel bagged a silver as shooters added two more medals to India�s kitty on the second day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.

The 31-year-old Bindra kept his nerve to take the honour in his favourite 10 m air rifle event with a final games record score of 205.3 to bring cheers for the Indian contingent.

The 16-year-old Malaika Goel gave India their first shooting medal with a silver in the women�s 10m Air Pistol event while favourite Heena Sidhu fell by the wayside at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre at Dundee.

With the addition of two more medals from the shooting ranges, India�s overall medals tally climbed to 9 after collecting seven medals on the opening day.

India were placed fourth on the medals table with a tally of 3 gold, 4 silver and two bronze behind toppers England (18), Australia (15) and Scotland (10).

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Bindra clinches gold, Malaika wins silver

GLASGOW, July 25 (PTI): Star marksman Abhinav Bindra stole the limelight by clinching a gold medal while unheralded teenager Malaika Goel bagged a silver as shooters added two more medals to India�s kitty on the second day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.

The 31-year-old Bindra kept his nerve to take the honour in his favourite 10 m air rifle event with a final games record score of 205.3 to bring cheers for the Indian contingent.

The 16-year-old Malaika Goel gave India their first shooting medal with a silver in the women�s 10m Air Pistol event while favourite Heena Sidhu fell by the wayside at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre at Dundee.

With the addition of two more medals from the shooting ranges, India�s overall medals tally climbed to 9 after collecting seven medals on the opening day.

India were placed fourth on the medals table with a tally of 3 gold, 4 silver and two bronze behind toppers England (18), Australia (15) and Scotland (10).

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