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Heena Sidhu wins gold in 13th Asian Shooting Championship

Former World No 1 Sidhu scores an impressive 198.2 points in final to clinch gold in 10m air pistol event at Asian Championships

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 on Friday.


India pistol shooter Heena Sidhu

Heena, who won a gold at the eighth 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.

Gold glut continues
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).

Shreya Gawande, Shri Nivetha and Oshin Tawani also combined to win the team gold with a combined total of 1114.
Harshada Nithave (374) and Malaika Goel (365) also won gold in the team event of the 10M air pistol youth women’s event. In the 25m pistol men’s junior event, India's Shivam Shukla won gold shooting a score of 576.

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

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