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Heena Sidhu wins gold at International Shooting Competitions of Hannover

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.

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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