Seasoned Indian shooter, Heena Sidhu, clinched the gold medal at the International Shooting Competitions of Hannover (ISCH). Her compatriot P Shri Nivetha settled for bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol.
Heena qualified for the final in the fourth place scoring 572 while Shri Nivetha topped the qualification with a total of 582. In the final, Heena was initially fighting for the 3rd-4th position. But suddenly she changed gears and scored a 10.9 on her 13th shot in the final to take the lead.
She was tied with France’s Mathilde Lamolle on 239.8 points in the final round. Heena held her nerves and won the tie to win the gold ahead of Mathilde. “I am feeling good with how my training is shaping up. Of course, it’s not perfect but we are moving in the right direction so it’s just a matter of time,” said Heena after her gold medal win.