Heena Sidhu Secures Olympics Spot

Indian shooter Heena Sidhu has secured her place for the 2016 Rio Olympics after winning gold in the Asian Olympic Shooting qualifier.


Heena Sidhu

Heena, who competes in the 10m air pistol event, had a score of 387 in qualification and then produced a great performance of 199.4 in the finals to secure a gold medal in the event.

The silver medal went to Chinese Taipei’s Chia Chen after she scored 198.1 in the finals. The bronze medal went to Gim Yun Mi of Korea. Gim had a score of 177.9 in the final round. From the eight shooters that competed in the finals, four shooters had either qualified for Rio or their country had reached the maximum limit of two quota for the event.

This proved to be a blessing for Heena and her gold medal cemented her place.  This is the ninth shooter from Indian to qualify for the event and the hopes will be high about her performance at the Olympics.  Heena has an impressive resume to showcase with Gold Medals in ISSF World Cup Finals, Commonwealth Games and Asian Shooting Championship. She also won silver and a bronze at the Asian Games.

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