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Heena Sidhu won silver medal in 10m Air Pistol Women final of ISSF World Cup

World number two air pistol shooter, Heena Sidhu won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, the United States.

Mar 31, 2014 09:29 IST
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Heena Sidhu, the World number two air pistol shooter on 28 March 2014 won a silver medal of 10m Air Pistol Women at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, United States. To clinch the silver medal, she shot 200.8 points in the finals. The gold medal was won by 28-year old Bulgarian shooter Antoaneta Bovena, the Olympic finalist of London 2012, with 203.6 points. The Bronze medal went to Serbia's Zorana Arunovic with 180.9 points.

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This medal win of the 24-year old shooter, Heena Sidhu from Ludhiana has also made her, the maximum medal winner in a World Cup by any Indian pistol shooter.  

This achievement had also taken her closer to the numero uno spot in her event and this is the third successive medal by Sidhu at the international stage. The first medal came to her in the ISSF World Cup at Munich in November 2013.

Apart from this, Malaika Goel a 16-year old young shooter has been ranked sixth after reaching the finals. London Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang missed the finals by one and a half points in men's air rifle, which brought him to sixth position.

The ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) World Cup Series
The ISSF World Cup Series is articulated in 4 different World Cup stages in Rifle and Pistol events and 4 different stages in Shotgun events. The ISSF World Cup Series, together with the ISSF World Championships and the Continental Championships, can award Olympic Quota Places, and it is therefore considered an Olympic qualification competition.

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