Another gold medal gets added to India’s tally after former World Champion Heena Sidhu clinched the first position in women’s 25m pistol event of Commonwealth Games, Australia.
Heena, who finished the qualifications on 3rd position with 579 points (286 in precision & 293 in rapid), smashed the Games Record in final by scoring 38 points to secure the 3rd Gold medal for India in shooting.
However, it was a heartbreak for another Indian in the competition, Annu Singh as she finished the finals on 7th position with the score of 15 points. Earlier, she concluded the qualifications on 2nd position with the massive score of 584 points, behind Singapore’s Xiu Hong Teh.
Heena, who won the silver medal in women’s 10m air pistol event just two days ago, clinched her second medal, improving from her silver. This is Heena’s third gold medal in Commonwealth Games along with her two silver medals.
Elena Galiabovitch of Australia finished second with 35 points and took the silver. The bronze medal went to Malaysia’s Alia Sazana Azahari who managed to shoot 26 points.
With this gold, India’s medal tally has reached 20 overall (11 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze).
Meanwhile, there was disappointment for India in 50m men’s prone rifle event as 8-time CWG gold medallist, Gagan Narang and Chain Singh failed to win a medal for the country.
Despite a good start, Chain Singh failed to held his nerves in the last momentum and settled for 4th position in the finals while Olympic medalist Gagan Narang failed miserably to get eliminated on 7th place.
Indian men’s hockey team defeated Malaysia by 2-1 early morning to qualify for the semis while women’s team will look to secure a semis place when they will be up against South Africa at 3 PM (IST).