by malnadnews 7/4/2014
Sidhu produced some excellent shooting to clinch the air pistol women’s gold medal at the 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait. After her standout performance in qualification round, Heena was ranked number one with a score of 386/400. She maintained her lead in the final round and shot 200.3 to emerge winner. Chain Singh won the top prize with a score of 206.
In the qualification round his score was 619.6. The team consisting of Heena (386), Shweta Chaudhary (378) and Harveen Srao (374) won the silver medal in team event with a total score of 1138/1200. In the men’s team event, Chain Singh (619.6), Ravi Kumar (620.7) and P T Raghunath (615.8) won the bronze medal. The gold and silver medals were won by China and Iran.
Heena is presently the world record holder in finals with a score of 203.8, which she shot at ISSF World Cup in Munich last year. Sidhu continued her impressive form as she clinched a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA.
The 24-year-old shooter from Ludhiana shot an impressive 386 with rounds of 98, 96, 96, 96. Heena shot a good 200.8 in the finals to clinch the silver. She now has the maximum medals in a World Cup by any Indian pistol shooter.
This was Heena’s third successive medal at the international stage, the first having come in the ISSF World Cup Final at Munich last November when she made the final world record followed by the Asian Airgun Championships in Kuwait last month. Heena shot 203.8 in Munich.