Indian Shooter bags Gold at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship.

Henna Sidhu (Maharashtra Today)

 

  • Henna Sidhu won gold in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships
  • Earlier in the month, Sidhu, paired with Jitu Rai at the ISSF World Cup final in New Delhi had won gold for India
  • In May, she had won bronze in the women’s 10 air pistol event at the Grand Prix of Liberation Plaza Shooting Championships

 

Brisbane (wionews.com): Ace Indian shooter Heena Sindhu continued her rich vein of form this year as she bagged gold in women’s 10m Air Pistol event here at Commonwealth Shooting Championships on Tuesday.

Heena shot a score of 240.8 in the finals to beat Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch, who has to settle for silver after posting 238.2.

Kristy Gillman of Australia picked up the bronze medal with a score of 213.7.

Meanwhile, India picked up their second medal through Deepak Kumar as he won bronze in men’s 10m Air Rifle event.

Earlier, Heena and Jitu Rai joined forces to give India their first gold medal of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final as the duo clinched the top honours in the 10m Air Pistol mixed team event on the opening day of competitions at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.

2012 Summer Olympics Bronze medalist, Gagan Narang also participated and secured fourth place in the same event. Narang shot 626.2 in the qualification to create a new Commonwealth record.

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