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Commonwealth Shooting Championships: Heena Sidhu clinches gold in 10 m Air Pistol, Deepak Kumar wins bronze in 10 m Air Rifle

Indian shooter Heena Sidhu continued to hit the bullseye this season as she won gold in the women's 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships, Brisbane on Tuesday.


  |  Updated On : October 31, 2017 12:40 PM
Heena Sidhu - File Photo

Heena Sidhu - File Photo

New Delhi :  

Indian shooter Heena Sidhu continued to hit the bullseye this season as she won gold in the women's 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships, Brisbane on Tuesday.

She was on target with most her shots in the final, scoring 240.8 in the ultimate round to beat Australian Elena Galiabovitch, who shot 238.2 to settle for silver. Bronze went to Kristy Gillman (213.7) of Australia. Meanwhile, India had more glory in the form of Deepak Kumar won a bronze in 10m Air Rifle event.

Sidhu had brought laurels to the nation earlier in Oct when she paired with Jitu Rai at the ISSF World Cup final in New Delhi to win a gold for India. The pair had finished with 483.4 points to beat France with 481.1.

This was her third gold with Rai after the duo had claimed the top spots in the same event at the ISSF World Cup in Delhi in February and ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol series in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

First Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:29 PM


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