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13th Asian Shooting Championship: Heena Sidhu wins gold in 10m air pistol

Kuwait City: India's Heena Sidhu made a grand return to form by winning the gold medal in the 10m air pistol women's event at the 13th Asian Shooting Championship here on Friday.

Heena, who won a gold at the 8th Asian Air Gun Championship at home recently, shot an excellent 198.2 in the finals to edge out Mongolian Gundegma Otreyad, who shot 198. Jangmi Kim of Korea won the bronze with a score of 176.2.

Heena Sidhu
Heena Sidhu

In the 10m air pistol junior women's event, Shri Nivetha too won a gold with a score of 195.8 in the finals. She edged out Shinemurun Nyamdorj of Mongolia (195.4) and Heesun Kim of Korea (174.4), who won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Shreya Gawande, Shri Nivetha and Oshin Tawani also combined to win the team gold with a combined total of 1114. Mongoloia won the silver and Korea bagged the bronze. 

Besides, the Indian trio of Nayani Bharadwaj (374), Harshada Nithave (374) and Malaika Goel (365) also won the a gold in the team event of the 10M air pistol uouth women's event.

In the 25m pistol men's junior event, India's Shivam Shukla won gold shooting a score of 576. Korea's Jungwoo Park (575) and Jaekyoon Lee (572) claimed the silver and bronze respectively.

Shivam, Arjun Das and Achal Pratap Grewal also won the silver medal in the team event.

Meanwhile, in the junior skeet men's competition, Angad Bajwa secured the individual gold.

The team of Angad Bajwa (121), Anant Naruka (112) and Arjun Mann (114) shot a total of 347 to walk away with the team gold also in this category.

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