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Asian Championship: Shooters Heena Sidhu, Chain Singh win gold

India's ace shooter Heena Sidhu produced some excellent shooting to clinch the air pistol women's gold medal while Chain Singh bagged the yellow metal in men's air rifle event at the 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait today.

After her standout performance in qualification round, Heena was ranked number one with a score of 386/400. She maintained her lead in the final round and shot 200.3 to emerge winner.

Chain Singh won the top prize with a score of 206. In the qualification round his score was 619.6.

  Asian Championship: Shooters Heena Sidhu, Chain Singh win gold

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The team consisting of Heena (386), Shweta Chaudhary (378) and Harveen Srao (374) won the silver medal in team event with a total score of 1138/1200.

In the men's team event, Chain Singh (619.6), Ravi Kumar (620.7) and P T Raghunath (615.8) won the bronze medal. The gold and silver medals were won by China and Iran.

Heena is presently the world record holder in finals with a score of 203.8, which she shot at ISSF World Cup in Munich last year. The silver medal was won by W U Chia Ying of Chinese Taipei with 198.3 while the bronze went to Al Balushi Wadha of Oman with a score of 177.3.

Chaudhary, who also made to the finals of individual event, was ranked 5th. Her qualification score was 378 and in finals, she shot 131.8.

In the women's air pistol team event, there was tie with China who also had identical total score but on the basis of inner 10 score, the Asian giants won the gold. The bronze medal was won by Chinese Taipei with a total score of 1134/1200.

In the men's air rifle event, another Indian, Ravi Kumar, who reached the finals, was ranked 6th. His scores were 620.7 and 119.6.

Till now India have won three gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

PTI

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Updated Date: Mar 11, 2014 10:03:51 IST