'My belief was unflinching,' says Jitu Rai on gold medal win

April 9:Indian shooter Jitu Rai, who won gold in the men's 10m Air Pistol in some style, said he had "unflinching belief" in his ability to perform well in the finals. Rai finished fourth in the qualifying round, behind compatriot Om Mitharval who broke the qualification games record. "Frankly speaking, my qualification score was not very good, but I had 100 percent faith in my ability that I can do it, because I have done well in the finals and won many medals in the past. My belief was unflinching," the unassuming Rai said.
Rai seemingly had his sights set on a different record. His score of 235.1 in the finals was enough to break the Commonwealth Games record and land him the gold.
"Two-three low scores pulled me down but then my belief helped me. That makes me really happy. So, I was confident of covering it in the finals and I never back off. So again, I am reaping the rewards of all the hard word work I have put in during training," he said. Agencies
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