The young shooter upset reigning World Champion Zorana Arunovic in the final face-to-face, closing the round with a total score of 203.8 points to Arunovic’s 198.6 points.

Heena Sidhu
Heena Sidhu. Pic/AFP

Sidhu’s best placements during this year’s ISSF World Cup Series had been two eighth-place finishes, in Changwon (Korea) and in Munich.

┬áIn fact, Sidhu had not even been shortlisted among the 8 shooters to participate in this year’s World Cup Final.

But when three other international athletes withdrew their participation, she was handed a spot, thanks to the points she had gained in Changwon and Munich.

Four-time Olympian Viktoria Chaika, from Belarus, clinched the bronze medal with 176.8 points.