Commonwealth shooting championships: It’s gold for Heena Sindhu

New Delhi: Heena Sidhu’s rich vein of form continued at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Australia as she won gold in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event on Tuesday.

She notched up 240.8 points in the final to leave home favourite Elena Galiabovitch (238.2) to the second position on the podium. Elena’s fellow Australian Kristy Gillman (213.7) settled for bronze.

Earlier in the month, Sidhu, paired with Jitu Rai at the ISSF World Cup final in New Delhi had won gold for India. The pair had finished with 483.4 points to beat France with 481.1. This was her third gold with Rai after the duo had claimed the top spots in the same event at the ISSF World Cup in Delhi in February and ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol series in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

Sidhu shot a combined score of 626.2 (386+240.8) to claim the top honours.

Meanwhile, India’s Deepak Kumar won a bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle event. London Olympics bronze-medalist Gagan Narang finished fourth in the same event.

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