Faridabad Shooter Shweta Chaudhary shot the first medal for India in the 2014 Asian Games as she claimed the bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol event..

Shweta, who was also a part of the silver winning team in 2006 Doha Asian Games, shot a total of 176.4 in the final to clinch the bronze medal while South Korean Jung Jee Hae (201.3) and Chinease Zhang Mengyuan (202.2) won the silver and gold respectively. 

World No. 46 Shweta took everybody by surprised as he she finished fourth in the qualifying round with a score of 383. She had a series of 97, 94, 97 and 95 and also had 13x.

Among other Indians who took part in the , former World No. 1 Heena Sidhu and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Malaika Goel disappointed and failed to qualify for the final round. Champion shooter Heena, who is ranked No. 4 in the world, shot a series of 94, 97, 92, 95 to finish 13th with a score of 378 in the qualifying round while 16-year-old Malaika finished 24th with a score of 373 with a series of 91, 96, 91, 95.

 

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