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Heena Sidhu bags gold at Asian Air Gun Championship

India's Sidhu shoots 197.8 to win coveted medal while Shweta Singh aggregates 197.0 for silver

New Delhi: Former world number one Heena Sidhu lived upto the billing as she clinched the gold medal in women's 10m air pistol to cap off India's campaign at the 8th Asian Air Gun Championship on a winning note here yesterday.

India's Heena Sidhu (left) and Shweta Singh pose with their medals in New Delhi yesterday. Pic/PTI
India's Heena Sidhu (left) and Shweta Singh pose with their medals in New Delhi yesterday. Pic/PTI

India also had the silver medal in the kitty as Shweta Singh stood second on the podium in the day's marquee event, ahead of bronze medallist Seon A Kim of Korea.

Having topped the qualification with a score of 387 alongside another young Indian shooter Yashaswini Singh Deshwal, former world champion Heena shot 197.8 to win the top prize in the final. Shweta aggregated 197.0, while Kim managed 175.8.

In her first international final, Yashaswini finished a creditable fourth after shooting 155.3.

India, thus, won an impressive haul of 17 medals, including six gold (two in individual senior), to finish as toppers. India bagged five silver and six bronze.

In the overall standings, Iran took the second place with 12 podium finishes, including six gold and five silver medals, followed by Taipei, winning one gold, two silver and as many bronze.

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