Heena Sidhu clinched gold at Asian Air Gun Championship


New Delhi: Former world number one Heena Sidhu 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 Wednesday.India also had the silver medal in the kitty as Shweta Singh stood second on the podium in the day’s marquee event.Former world champion Heena shot 197.8 to win the top prize in the final. Shweta aggregated 197.0, while Kim managed 175.8 and Yashaswini finished a creditable fourth after shooting 155.3.

India, thus, won an impressive haul of 17 medals, including six gold to finish as toppers in the continental event. 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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According to Heena she was satisfied with her performance. I was not happy with the way I shot in the finals, this was a lower final for me, Heena also added. The first Indian pistol shooter to be ranked world number one, Heena added, “Pressure was there, But clapping doesn’t matter to me”.