Kollkata: Young Bengali Shooter Mehuli Ghosh settled for the silver medal after forcing a shoot-off in the women’s 10m air rifle event with a perfect final shot of 10.9 while Apurvi Chandela secured bronze in the Commonwealth Games.
After winning silver, Babul Supriyo tweets on Mehuli Ghosh and said ‘Heartiest Congratulations to #MehuliGhosh on winning Silver medal and #ApurviChandela on winning Bronze at the #CWG2018 in #GC2018Shooting The whole nation is proud of your achievements’.
The 17-year Ghosh shot an excellent 10.9 to take the finals into a shoot-ff with Singapore’s Martina Lindsay Veloso, the eventual gold medallist with a games record score of 247.2. Ghosh also aggregated a record 247.2 but a 9.9 in the shoot-off put paid to her hopes of claiming the top prize, as Veloso shot 10.3.
Mehuli was mentored and coached by former Indian Olympian and Arjuna Awardee, Joydeep Karmarkar. Mehulki Ghosh is the resident of Baidyabati.