Commonwealth Games: Shooter Martina Veloso wins Singapore's first gold

Commonwealth Games: Shooter Martina Veloso wins Singapore's first gold

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Martina Veloso celebrating after the victory in the women's 10m air rifle event. (Photo: Facebook/Team Singapore)

GOLD COAST, Australia: Singapore bagged its first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday (Apr 9) after shooter Martina Lindsay Veloso won in the women's 10m air rifle event.

The 18-year-old, together with India's Mehuli Ghosh, finished with a score of 247.2, setting a new Games record. 

In the shoot-off, Veloso finished with a score of 10.3 over Ghosh's 9.9. 

The gold is also Veloso's first-ever medal at the Commonwealth Games, after finishing fifth in the 2014 Glasgow Games. Veloso also won a gold in the same event at last year's SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore's other shooter in the event, 18-year-old Tessa Neo, finished in eighth. She was eliminated in the first round of the finals with a 57.3 score. 

Watch the event highlights on Toggle.

Source: CNA/ng

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