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Asian Air Gun Championships: Heena Sidhu won gold medal in women's 10 metre air pistol event

Oct 1, 2015 09:00 IST

Indian pistol shooter Heena Sidhu on 30 September 2015 won the gold medal in women's 10 meter air pistol event at the 8th Asian Air Gun Championships in New Delhi. On the final day of the Championships, Heena, who was India's first pistol shooter to be ranked number one in the world, shot a total of 197.8 points to finish at the top of the podium.

India’s Shweta Singh won the silver medal by aggregating 197.0. Korean shooter Seon A Kim took the bronze with a total score of 175.8. Indian shooter Yashaswini Singh Deshwal, playing her first international final, finished fourth.

India won an impressive haul of 17 medals, including six gold medals to finish as toppers in the continental event.

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 two bronze.

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