CWG 2018: Heena Sidhu Wins Gold Medal In Women’s 25m Air Pistol Event

| April 10 , 2018 , 12:32 IST

Indian ace shooter Heena Sidhu doubled her medal tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018 as she won the Gold Medal in women’s 25m air pistol event at Gold Coast on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old shot a CWG record as she dominated her seven opponents in the final.

Sidhu's compatriot Annu Raj Singh finished sixth in the finals.

This is Heena's first CWG individual gold medal - and second overall, after a team gold in 2010 - and second of the ongoing Gold Coast Games, after she claimed silver in the 10m air pistol event on Sunday. Overall, India's shooting contingent has won eight medals in Australia.

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Heena has made two trips to the CWG in 2010 - winning a gold in the team 10m air pistol event and silver in the individual 10m air pistol - and 2014 where she qualified for the 10m final but failed to leave a mark.

After a successful outing at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Mexico, where the Indian team exhibited their skills and led the medal tally, they were favoured to win most of the events even at CWG as well.

This was India’s 11th gold and they are third in the medal tally standings.