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Commonwealth Games 2018: Shooting, Men's 10m Air Rifle, Jitu Rai, Om Mitharval carry India's hopes, Live Updates

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Updated: 09 April 2018 05:53 IST - Published: 09 April 2018 01:34 IST
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That's all from the qualifiers, hope you had as good a time following the inner rivalries as much as we loved covering it! Have a good day, Ciao!
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A fantastic show from the Indian duo of Om Mitharval and Jitu Rai. Mitharval, in particular, was fantastic as he went on to equal the record for the most points in the history of the competition and quelled off competition from his rivals in fine fashion. 
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Here are the final results from the qualification round, from which eight shooters will advance to the next round. 

Om Mitharval (IND) - 584
Roger Daniel (TTO) - 573
Johnathan Guanjie Wong (MAS) - 570
Jitu Rai (IND) - 570
Bin Gai (SGP) - 570
Daniel Repacholi (AUS) - 566
Kerry Bell (AUS) - 564
Shakil Ahmed (BAN) - 563

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What a contest this has turned out to be! The race for third place has ended in a tie!

Jitu Rai and Johnathan Guanjie Wong finished with 95 while Singapore's Bin Gai outscored them to pick 97 points but in the end, all three shooters have finished with a grand total of 570 points. 
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England's Kristian Callaghan and Singapore's Yu Hao Poh register equal scores of 97 in the final round. Callaghan finishes with 562 while Poh falls only two short than the Englishman to finish with 560. 
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As the battle for the third place heats up, Australia's Daniel Repacholi finishes with 566 followed by Sri Lanka's Thanthulage Fernando on 563. 
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Now, a new entrant into the race for the finish! Singapore's Bin Gai is the man in the picture. 
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Rai is now competing with Malaysia's Johnathan Guanjie Wong for a third-place finish. 
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As we speak, Jitu Rai gears up for his final series of attempts in the last round after registering a 95-point attempt on the fifth round. 
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RECORD EQUALLED! 

The 584-point tally means that Om Mitharval is now tied with India's Omkar Singh for the most points in the history of the competition. 
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Yes, he can! Fabulous display of skill from Om Mitharval as he caps off his memorable qualification campaign with a 99-point final attempt to finish with 584 points from his six attempts. 
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Roger Daniel has completed his qualification with an impressive total of 572 points! Can Om Mitharval overtake his rival?
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Falkkand Islands' Murray Middleton too finishes with a total of 514 points. 
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Meanwhile, Rhodney Allen from Trinidad and Tobago finished his qualification campaign with a total of 551 points from his six attempts. 
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Currently, the final round is taking place with an intense battle taking place between India's Om Mitharval and Trinidad and Tobago's Roger Daniel for the top place. 
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Wales' Craig Auden picked 96 from the round, his highest so far while Jitu Rai finished with 96 too. 
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Australia's Kerry Bell proved stiff competition with his 97-point attempt while Scotland's Aedan Evans too makes his mark with a 99-point attempt. 
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In the fourth round, India's Om Mitharval bagged the top honours with a near-perfect score of 99!
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The fourth and the fifth round will be happening simultaneously. 
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The third round has been particularly exceptional with 16 out of 24 shooters breaching the 90-point mark. 
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Australia's Kerry Bell and Trinidad and Tobago's Roger Daniel too continue to have a field day, both pick up 96 points from this round. 

Singapore's Johnathan Guanjie Wong and Sri Lanka's Thanthulage Fernando also collect 96 points to add to their tally from this round. 
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Supreme precision from Om Mitharval! The 22-year registers the highest score in this qualification round with 98.
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Now we move on to the third round. 
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India's Jitu Rai had to settle for 92 from the second round while Singapore's Bin Gai too, could amass a total of 91.
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Malaysia's Johnathan Guanjie Wong replicates his first round score of 95 in the second round, overtakes Jitu Rai for second place. 
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