Shooter Heena Sidhu Wins Gold In Women’s 25m Pistol Event


Gold Coast: Indian shooter Heena Sidhu won gold in the women’s 25 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG). Heena notched up a CWG record of 38 points in the final to take the title in style.

Indian boxer Amit Panghal entered the semi-finals of the men’s light flyweight (49 kilogram) category. Amit defeated Aqeel Ahmed of Scotland 4:1 in the quarter-finals. Amit has now ensured a medal for India as those in the last fourth stage are assured of a place on the podium.

Indian shooters Chain Singh and Gagan Narang failed to ensure any medals in the men’s 50m Rifle Prone event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG). Chain finished fourth with a score of 204.8 points in the final round.

Gagan was second from bottom in the eight-man final with 142.3. David Phelps of Wales won the gold medal with a new CWG record of 248.8. India had an eventful fifth day at the Commonwealth Games winning seven medals in total including three gold medals. With more shooting events on Day 6, the Indian contingent would certainly be focussing on more golden success.