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Commonwealth shooting: Heena clinches gold, bronze for Deepak

Commonwealth shooting: Heena clinches gold, bronze for Deepak”

The pride of India and shooting champion Heena Sindhu made the nation proud once again by securing a gold at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships.

Ace Indian shooter Heena Sindhu continued her rich vein of form this year as she bagged gold in women's 10m Air Pistol event here at Commonwealth Shooting Championships on Tuesday. She notched up 240.8 points in the final to leave home favourite Elena Galiabovitch (238.2) to the second position on the podium. Bronze went to Kristy Gillman (213.7) of Australia.

Sidhu shot a combined score of 626.2 to claim the top honours. Meanwhile, India had more glory in the form of Deepak Kumar won a bronze in 10m Air Rifle event. Sindhu has been ascending all year long as an exceptional shooter, having won another gold medal, ISSF World Cup final, that was conducted in New Delhi, earlier this month.

Heena also won a bronze medal at the 10 air pistol competition at Grand Prix of Liberation Plaza Shooting Championships, that had been conducted in the Czech Republic.



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