Women shooters from India are hitting the bull's eye at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. On Tuesday, pistol shooter Heena Sidhu won gold in the women’s 25m pistol event.
Sidhu finished with 38 points, creating a Games Record in the process
She beat Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch to win the gold medal. Azahari of Malaysia gets the bronze medal.
With this win, Sidhu gave India its 11th Gold medal at CWG 2018. This is Sidhu’s second medal in this year's tournament
Earlier, the overwhelming favourite in the games, Sidhu had won a silver in the women’s 10m air pistol where India’s other shooting sensation, teenager Manu Bhaker, had bagged the Gold, shattering the games record.
In Tuesday's event, Sidhu finished with 38 points in the 25m pistol event and created a Games Record in the process. Elena Galiabovitch, who won the silver, shot 35 points.
Shooter @HeenaSidhu10 wins gold medal in women's 25m pistol event #CWG2018. This adds to the silver she won in the 10m Pistol.— SheThePeople (@SheThePeopleTV) April 10, 2018
She is also the first Indian double medallist at #CWG2018.
What a champ!#CommonwealthGames2018 #CWG2018India #CWG2018Shooting pic.twitter.com/8dQIbFxKmz
With this, the 28-year-old shooter has notched up four Commonwealth Games medals so far
Sidhu’s performance in the entire season was remarkable. She bagged the gold medal in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane, Australia, late last year.
The ace Indian shooter is on fire lately, winning back-to-back medals at international circuits. Very recently, Sidhu teamed up with Jitu Rai and earned India’s first gold medal at the ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi. The duo clinched the top honours in the 10m air pistol mixed team event on the opening day of the competitions. With this medal, Sidhu has won her third gold with Rai. The duo again clinched the top spot at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol series in Gabala, Azerbaijan.
In May last year, Sidhu had brought home a bronze in the women’s 10 air pistol event at the Grand Prix of Liberation Plaza Shooting Championships in the Czech Republic. She shot 218.8 in the eight-woman final. Rio Olympic gold and bronze medallist Anna Korakaki of Greece beat her in the game.
Kudos to you, Heena Sidhu!