Asian AirGun Championship 2015: Indian shooters Heena Sidhu, Shweta Singh win gold & silver
Heena Sidhu edged past her fellow countrywoman Shweta to clinch the top spot.
Indian women shooting stars Heena Sidhu and Shweta Singh made the country proud as they bagged gold and silver medals respectively in the 10m Air Pistol event at the Asian AirGun Championship 2015 on September 30. Heena Sidhu edged past her fellow countrywoman Shweta to clinch the top spot at the ISSF – 8th Asian Airgun Championship held in Delhi.
In the 10m Air Pistol event held on Wednesday, Heena showcased a brilliant show to collect a total of 197.8 points compared to Shweta Singh’s 197.0 points. Korean shooter Seon A Kim with a total score of 175.8 claimed the bronze medal. There was a chance of all the three medals being bagged by the Indian shooters but Yashaswini Deswal failed to take third place with the score of 155.3 and had to be content with a fourth place finish.
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Earlier on Monday, India’s Ayonika Paul bagged the bronze medal after showing a below par performance in women’s 10m air rifle event. Meanwhile, another hopeful medallist Apurvi Chandela missed out on the podium finish. Chandela, who has already secured a quota for next year’s Rio Olympic Games, had a rather poor outing as she finished eighth with 81.3.
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