Shooter Heena Sidhu Bags Gold At Commonwealth Championships
Pistol shooter Heena Sidhu’s stellar performance continues. She overturned her earlier records and clinched gold in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships on Tuesday (Oct 31). The event is being held in Brisbane, Australia.
Sidhu’s total score was 240.8 in the final. Australian Elena Galiabovitch settled for silver with 238.2, giving the top spot to Sidhu. Meanwhile, Kristy Gillman (213.7) of Australia took home the bronze.
India’s Deepak Kumar won a bronze in the 10m Air Rifle event.
On a roll
The ace Indian shooter is on fire this year, 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. They scored 483.4 points to beat France which scored 481.1.
The pair is on a roll, winning medals frequently. The mixed team air pistol event is one of the new events that have been added to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
With this medal, Sidhu has now won her third gold with Rai. The duo had again clinched the top spot at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol series in Gabala, Azerbaijan.
In May, 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!
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