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Third successful shot at gold

23 Mar 06 02:32
Gold medalist shooter Lalita Yauhleuskaya.

Gold medalist shooter
Lalita Yauhleuskaya.

Australia's Lalita Yauhleuskaya has secured her third gold of the Games, with a victory in the Women's 10m Air Pistol Individual.

Yauhleuskaya and team-mate Dina Aspandiyarova battled it out in the Final, anxiously alternating the lead after each shot.

Yauhleuskaya pulled out a near-perfect 10.7 score with her final shot to take the gold just 0.5 ahead of Aspandiyarova.

Canadian Kim Eagles put in a valiant effort against the Australians, but couldn't challenge for the top two positions and finished with bronze.

"I am quite happy with my match. I have improved all the way through the games," said Eagles.

The Australians also set new Commonwealth Games records for the event. Yauhleuskaya posted a new Games Record of 484.8 beating the previous record set by another Australian, Annemarie Forder back in 1998.

Aspandiyarova set a new Games Record in the qualifying round, shooting a magnificent 384. Joseline Chea of Malaysia finished fourth, with India's Harveen Srao fifth and Julia Lydall of England in sixth.

For more results, visit the Shooting Schedule and Results section of this Website.

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