President Kovind, VVS Laxman Congratulate Heena Sidhu on CWG Gold
Sidhu shot a final score of 38, two of them perfect fives, to claim the top honours.
Heena Sidhu picked up India's third gold medal in shooting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, finishing on top in the women's 25m pistol event, and also breaking the CWG record in the process in Australia’s Gold Coast on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Sidhu shot a final score of 38, two of them perfect fives, to claim the top honours ahead of Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch.
This was her second medal at the 21st Games after having claimed the silver in the 10m air pistol event behind 16-year-old compatriot Manu Bhaker.
Earlier, defending silver-medallist Gagan Narang signed off a disappointing seventh while debutant Chain Singh finished fourth in the 50m rifle prone event at the Belmont Shooting Centre.
Narang, who qualified third for the final with a score of 619.4, went out after the first stage of elimination.
Heena Sidhu’s upgrade to a gold medal on Tuesday was lauded by everyone back home:
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