At this year’s Commonwealth Games, Singapore shooter Martina Lindsay Veloso earned a gold medal on Thursday (Apr 12) in the women’s 50m rifle prone event and set a new Games record.
For her first competition in the 50m rifle prone event at a major Games, her performance was nothing but outstanding.
The 18-year-old Veloso finished the rifle prone finals with a final score of 621, ahead of India’s Tejaswini Sawant who scored 618.9.
The previous record of 620.7 for the event was set in 2014 by New Zealand’s Sally Johnston.
The Nanyang Polytechnic student also won a gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle event on Monday (Apr 9), setting a new Games record while she was at it. She finished with a score of 247.2, tied with India’s Mehuli Ghosh.
In a shoot-off, Veloso triumphed over her competitor with a score of 10.3 over Ghosh’s 9.9.
The 2 hard-fought gold medals are the first 2 medals the nation has achieved for the Commonwealth Games.
Congratulations on your wins Veloso!