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GLASGOW, July 27 (PTI): Young markswoman Shreyasi Singh notched up a silver medal while Mohammed Asab clinched a bronze as Indian shooters continued their medal-winning feats to add two more to India�s collection on the fourth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.

The 22-year-old Shreyasi gave ample display of her potential by winning the silver in the women�s double trap event as the shooters accounted for nine medals in India�s overall tally of 19 so far.

Mohammed Asab was the other shooter who provided some cheer for the strong Indian contingent by claiming the bronze medal in the men�s double trap event at the Barry Buddon Centre at Dundee.

With the addition of two more medals, India�s overall medals tally climbed to 19 with five gold, eight silver and six bronze and continued to maintain their fifth position on the medals table.

Powerhouse Australia continued to top the chart with a tally of 19-14-21 followed by England (18-14-15), Scotland (11-6-8) and Canada (7-3-6).

Shreyasi shot down a total target of 92 to bag the silver, two shots behind gold winner Charlotte Kerwood of England. Another Englishwoman Rachel Parish won the bronze with 91 points, after a shoot-off with Cynthia Meyer of Canada.

A not-so-impressive first round of 22 points saw Shreyasi trailing at the third spot after the third and penultimate round but the Delhi shooter recovered some lost ground in the final round. To win the silver at the Barry Buddon Centre at Dundee near here.

With Kerwood, in whose name the Commonwealth Games record of 106 points (at 2006 Melbourne) stands, struggling in the final round, Shreyasi was in with a chance to go for a shoot-off for the gold but missed the double target twice to settle for the white metal. Shreyasi had rounds of 22, 24, 23, 23.

The other Indian in the fray, 20-year-old Varsha Varman finished fifth with 88 points (22, 19, 24, 23).

In the men�s double trap event, the 26-year-old Asab from Meerut shot 26 in the finals to pip Nathan Xuereb of Malta, who managed 24.

Asab was placed fifth in the qualifications while another Indian shooter in the event, Ankur Mittal had to be contend with a fifth-place finish in the finals. Mittal qualified second for the finals.

The Indian women�s table tennis team, runners-up in Delhi four years ago, failed to win a medal after losing the bronze play-off to Australia at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.

23-year-old Ziyu Zhang starred for Australia by winning her two singles, against the experienced Shamini Kumaresan and Madhurika Patkar respectively. Zhang�s come from behind victory in the fourth rubber against Patkar helped Australia seal the tie 3-1.

Patkar and Kumaresan had lost the preceding doubles rubber against Jian Fang Lay and Miao Miao to trail 1-2 in the match.

Zhang gave Australia the early advantage by packing off Kumaresan 11-5 2-11 11-6 11-9 in the opening singles. The chubby-looking Chinese-born paddler used her expansive forehand to good effect and was equally potent with her backhand.

For India, the long bright spot was Manika Batra�s convincing win over Fang Lay, an opponent more than double the Delhi girl�s age. The 19-year-old foxed the 41-year-old Australian with smart use of pimples for a 11-5 8-11 11-8 11-7 win.

The men�s team, led by Sharath Kamal, takes on England in the semifinals later today. India blanked hosts Scotland 3-0 in the quarterfinals yesterday. Holders Singapore face Nigeria in the other semifinal.

Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal qualified for the semi finals of the 50m men�s breaststroke event after finishing third in his heat at the Tollcross Swimming Centre.

Sejwal finished third in Heat 3 with a timing of 28.17 seconds behind Mark Tully of Scotland (27.22s) and Kiwi Glenn Snyders (27.45s) to secure his place in the semifinals to be held later in the day.

India�s Sajan Prakash finished a disappointing sixth in Heat 5 of men�s 100m butterfly event.

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Shreyasi clinches silver, more medals for shooters

GLASGOW, July 27 (PTI): Young markswoman Shreyasi Singh notched up a silver medal while Mohammed Asab clinched a bronze as Indian shooters continued their medal-winning feats to add two more to India�s collection on the fourth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.

The 22-year-old Shreyasi gave ample display of her potential by winning the silver in the women�s double trap event as the shooters accounted for nine medals in India�s overall tally of 19 so far.

Mohammed Asab was the other shooter who provided some cheer for the strong Indian contingent by claiming the bronze medal in the men�s double trap event at the Barry Buddon Centre at Dundee.

With the addition of two more medals, India�s overall medals tally climbed to 19 with five gold, eight silver and six bronze and continued to maintain their fifth position on the medals table.

Powerhouse Australia continued to top the chart with a tally of 19-14-21 followed by England (18-14-15), Scotland (11-6-8) and Canada (7-3-6).

Shreyasi shot down a total target of 92 to bag the silver, two shots behind gold winner Charlotte Kerwood of England. Another Englishwoman Rachel Parish won the bronze with 91 points, after a shoot-off with Cynthia Meyer of Canada.

A not-so-impressive first round of 22 points saw Shreyasi trailing at the third spot after the third and penultimate round but the Delhi shooter recovered some lost ground in the final round. To win the silver at the Barry Buddon Centre at Dundee near here.

With Kerwood, in whose name the Commonwealth Games record of 106 points (at 2006 Melbourne) stands, struggling in the final round, Shreyasi was in with a chance to go for a shoot-off for the gold but missed the double target twice to settle for the white metal. Shreyasi had rounds of 22, 24, 23, 23.

The other Indian in the fray, 20-year-old Varsha Varman finished fifth with 88 points (22, 19, 24, 23).

In the men�s double trap event, the 26-year-old Asab from Meerut shot 26 in the finals to pip Nathan Xuereb of Malta, who managed 24.

Asab was placed fifth in the qualifications while another Indian shooter in the event, Ankur Mittal had to be contend with a fifth-place finish in the finals. Mittal qualified second for the finals.

The Indian women�s table tennis team, runners-up in Delhi four years ago, failed to win a medal after losing the bronze play-off to Australia at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.

23-year-old Ziyu Zhang starred for Australia by winning her two singles, against the experienced Shamini Kumaresan and Madhurika Patkar respectively. Zhang�s come from behind victory in the fourth rubber against Patkar helped Australia seal the tie 3-1.

Patkar and Kumaresan had lost the preceding doubles rubber against Jian Fang Lay and Miao Miao to trail 1-2 in the match.

Zhang gave Australia the early advantage by packing off Kumaresan 11-5 2-11 11-6 11-9 in the opening singles. The chubby-looking Chinese-born paddler used her expansive forehand to good effect and was equally potent with her backhand.

For India, the long bright spot was Manika Batra�s convincing win over Fang Lay, an opponent more than double the Delhi girl�s age. The 19-year-old foxed the 41-year-old Australian with smart use of pimples for a 11-5 8-11 11-8 11-7 win.

The men�s team, led by Sharath Kamal, takes on England in the semifinals later today. India blanked hosts Scotland 3-0 in the quarterfinals yesterday. Holders Singapore face Nigeria in the other semifinal.

Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal qualified for the semi finals of the 50m men�s breaststroke event after finishing third in his heat at the Tollcross Swimming Centre.

Sejwal finished third in Heat 3 with a timing of 28.17 seconds behind Mark Tully of Scotland (27.22s) and Kiwi Glenn Snyders (27.45s) to secure his place in the semifinals to be held later in the day.

India�s Sajan Prakash finished a disappointing sixth in Heat 5 of men�s 100m butterfly event.

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