CWG 2018: Shooter Heena Sidhu wins gold in women's 25m pistol event

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Indian shooter Heena Sidhu poses with her medal during a medal ceremony after winning gold in the Women's 25m Pistol final event at the Commonwealth Games 2018. But the heart, as always, has the edge and will have the first say on the incredible runs by the quarter-milers.

In shooting events, Indian shooters Chain Singh and Gagan Narang failed to ensure any medals in the men's 50m Rifle Prone event at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia's Gold Coast on Tuesday.

In the women's 400m women's semifinals, the 18-year-old Hima qualified for the final with a personal best of 51.53 seconds. And when that became known, Indian sports fans erupted in delight.

Mohammad Anas will compete in the men's 400 meter finals.


Manu, 16, broke records in the Commonwealth Games qualification. Ryan Taylor of New Zealand was second with 619.4. Individually, she won a gold medal in the 10m air pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships and bronze medals at the 10th Asian Championship and the Grand Prix of Liberation Plaza Shooting Championships in the Czech Republic. India now have seven points from three matches. This is a life-changing moment for me, he said. He had given his best and few could ask for more. The ace shooter said that she is now focussing equally on the 10m and 25m disciplines. It was a wonderful show of nerves throughout the Russian Roulette of a final that helped her strike gold quell some of the criticism around her selection. Australia with 109 medals, including 41 gold continues to top the tally followed by England with 69 medals, including 23 gold. Meanwhile, the Indian shooting contingent's Annu Raj Singh finished sixth in the 25m, after scoring 15. Prior to this, she won silver in the 10-meter air pistol event.

Later in the day India added another medal to its tally with Para Powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary winning India's sixth bronze medal at the games. For, there were many good results that can lead to more medals in the coming days. The experienced Manoj Kumar (69kg) had to secure his third win to get to the semifinals and Satish Kumar (+91kg) won his opening clash to get to the medal round.

The boxers have so far guaranteed themselves six medals in all as, among the women, M C Mary Kom (48kg) is also through to the semifinals. Pinki Rani (51kg) and Sartia Devi (60kg) in the women's draws and Gaurav Solnaki (52kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg), Vikas Krishan (75kg) among men will fight their quarterfinal bouts. India opened their account as early as the third minute when Harmanpreet Singh found the net with his drag flick.

That honour went to 34-year-old Sachin Chaudhary in the Men's Heavyweight category. He would have known that he would not be the first to bow out but with two 9s in four shots, he had to retire to the sidelines. England is in second place, with 24 golds and 73 overall medals. For the third game in a row, India were not at their best, but they managed to get the three points. Paired with Jitu Rai, she won the 10m mixed team air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Delhi, the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol series in Gabala, Azerbaijan and ISSF World Cup final. This is Elana's second medal at this CWG edition too; for she won the bronze at the 10m air pistol.

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