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Heena Sidhu clinches gold at 13th Asian Shooting Championship

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 November 2015, 15:25 IST

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 in Kuwait City on 6 November.

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.

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.

Mongolia 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 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.


First published: 7 November 2015, 15:25 IST