Indian 10m pistol shooter Heena Sidhu again claims a gold medal at 7th Asian Air Gun Championship held at Kuwait. After Pooja Ghatkar’s gold in Rifle event, this is India’s second gold medal in the Championship.Shweta Chaudhry of India scored378 at the qualification round and 131.8 at the finals and grabbed the 5thposition.
Heena topped the qualification round with 386 (94, 97, 97, and 98 in four rounds). In finals, Heena shot 200.3 and made it to the top. Chia Ying Wu of China had to get satisfied with silver as it was a very close match and Heena earned two points ahead of Wu.
In women’s team event comprising of Heena Sidhu (386), Shweta Chaudhry (378) and Harveen Sarao (374) tied with China for the Gold medal but lost the tie as they were just one inner ten short of China and grabbed silver, otherwise it could be a double gold for Heena.
In the men’s individual section, Chain Singh of India also clinched a gold medal and there is a bronze for men’s team event. The youth and Junior events are featured in the next two days which will play role for Youth Olympics quota places.
Results for the event of 10th March 2014
Team: 1. China 1869.1; 2. Iran 1860.9; 3. India 1856.1.
Women:10m Air pistol: 1. Heena Sidhu 200.3 (386); 2. Chia Ying Wu (Tpe) 198.3 (379); 3.Wadha Al Balushi (Oma) 177.3 (377); 5.Shweta Chaudhry 131.8 (378); 12.HarveenSarao 374. MQS: Annu Raj Singh 376.
Team: 1. China 1138 (21x); 2. India 1138 (20x); 3.Chinese Taipei 1134.
Results for the events held on 9th March 2014
Men: Air pistol: 1. Pang Wei (Chn) 202.3 (FWR) 585; 2. Wang Zhiwei (Chn) 201.9 (591); 3.Mai Jiajie (Chn) 180.3 (583); 6.Samaresh Jung 119.4 (576); 7.PrakashNanjappa 98.2 (581); 9.JituRai 575. MQS: Amit Kumar Pilaniya 581.
Team: 1. China 1759 (EWR); 2. India 1732; 3. Saudi Arabia 1716.
Team: 1. China 1244.4; 2. Mongolia 1236.3; 3. India 1235.6.
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