Trinidad and Tobago won its first medal at the 19th Commonwealth Games as Singapore won the gold medal in the men's 50m Pistol Pair event here today at the Dr Karni Singh Range
Swee Hon Lim and Bin Gai had a total of 1094 shots to clinch the gold medal.
Hosts India had to settle for a silver medal with Omkar Singh and Deepak Sharma returning a total of 1087 points.
Trinidad and Tobago took the bronze medal with Roger Daniel (548) and Rhodney Allen (533) amassed a score of 1,081.
Allen and Daniel are both members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. Their confidence boosting efforts on day two of the Commonwealth Games competition has set the foundation for T&T's quest to return home with four or more bag more medals in the ten sports.
Chef de Mission Annette Knott expressed optimism that T&T team will be inspired by the bronze medal performance of the two soldiers.
"It is tough .Winning medals at the Commonwealth Games is not easy. Our athletes must be at the top of their game.I am very encouraged by the positive and focused mood in the camp.Congratulations to Roger and Rhodney. However they are both well aware that they still have other events to come and must therefore remain disciplined and focused.We have to have that determination and burning desire to push on for podium finishes and personal bests." added Knott.
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