Gold Coast CWG gold medalist Heena Sidhu had to settle for a bronze medal in the 10m women’s air pistol final at the ongoing Asian Games as she shot a total of 219.3 in the final. Sidhu finished behind Wang Qiang of China who won silver, while Kim Minjung of South Korea bagged the gold medal.
Olympian shooter Heena Sidhu was one of the favorites to return home with a medal as the Indian shooting contingent departed for Indonesia for the 2018 edition of the Asian Games. Heena has come through on those expectations as she ended the 10m women’s air pistol final with a bronze medal to her name.
Heena, who had won silver in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou and bronze in the 2014 Incheon games, shot a total of 219.3 and could have challenged for gold after her superb 10.8 brought her within 0.1 of the leaders. However, with just three shooters left in the field, Heena fired a 9.6 in the next attempt which crushed her hopes of a better finish at the Jakabaring Shooting Range.
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Heena, who is coached by her husband and CWG gold medalist Ronak Pandit, will be happy to have secured her first individual Asiad medal after she previously won the team silver in 2010 and bronze in 2014 in the team events.
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