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Kumar shoots Pistols double

23 Mar 06 07:35
Vijay Kumar of India. 

Vijay Kumar of India after
winning the Gold Medal in
the Men's 25m Rapid Fire
Pistol Final.

India’s Vijay Kumar has backed up his gold medal performance in the Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Pairs by winning gold in the Individual event.

Kumar and his team-mate, Pemba Tamang, led the remainder of the field convincingly at the end of the qualifying round, setting up an all-Indian showdown in the final.

Tamang pushed his compatriot to the final series, but Kumar proved he was up to the challenge coming out on top by just 3.2 points.

Amir Bin Izwan Hasli, of Malaysia put up a good showing for the bronze placing, finishing a massive 21.1 points ahead of his nearest rival.

India will be aiming for an even greater dominance of the Shooting competition in four years time, as hosts of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

The Closing Ceremony at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will feature a flag handing-over ceremony, as focus shifts to preparations for 2010.

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