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Heena Sidhu makes up for Gagan Narang’s loss; bags gold in Women’s 25m Pistol

Experienced Indian shooter Heena Sidhu bagged the first gold of Day 6 in the 25m Pistol event at the Commonwealth Games 2018. Heena compensated the loss of eight-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Gagan Narang, who finished at the 7th position in Men’s 50m Rifle Prone event. This is Heena’s second medal at this year’s Games after she bagged silver in 10m Air Pistol event.

Heena Sidhu won the gold by finishing with a new Games record of 38 points. Annu Singh, who was the other Indian in action, finished sixth after scoring 15 in the final. 

After the ninth series, Heena Sidhu remained in gold medal position with 34 points. Elena Galiabovitch was the other competitor in the final round. She was at 32 points. The gold medal round saw Elena getting distracted and finishing at 35 points whereas Sidhu missed only one target to finish at 38 points. 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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