Heena wins gold at Commonwealth shooting meet | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

Heena wins gold at Commonwealth shooting meet

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Brisbane: Shooter HeenaSidhu continued her terrific form this year winning gold in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships, Brisbane on Tuesday.
She scored 240.8 in the final to beat Australian Elena Galiabovitch, who shot 238.2 to settle for silver. Bronze went to Kristy Gillman (213.7) of Australia. India’s Deepak Kumar won a bronze in 10m Air Rifle event.
London Olympic bronze-medallistGaganNarang finished fourth in the same event, while Ravikumar ended fifth. Narang shot 626.2 in the qualification to create Commonwealth record.
Earlier in the month, Sidhu, paired with JituRai 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.
In May, she had won bronze in the women’s 10 air pistol event at the Grand Prix of Liberation Plaza Shooting Championships in the Czech Republic, shooting 218.8 in the eight-woman final, in an event won by Rio Olympic gold and bronze medalist Anna Korakaki of Greece.

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