Grand Prix of Liberation: Heena bags bronze as India comes back with seven medals

Former World record holder Heena Sidhu won the women’s air pistol bronze in the 48th Grand Prix of Liberation international shooting competition in Plzen, Czech Republic, on Sunday.

Heena Sidhu won women’s air pistol bronze.   -  PTI

Former World record holder Heena Sidhu won the women’s air pistol bronze in the 48th Grand Prix of Liberation international shooting competition in Plzen, Czech Republic, on Sunday. Heena had qualified with a score of 383 before being overtaken to the better medals by Olympic champion Anna Korakaki of Greece and Michelle Skeries of Germany.

Shri Nivetha Paramanantham also shot 383 in qualification and placed fourth. Yashaswini Singh Deswal shot 380 and Harveen Rao made 378. In women’s 50-metre rifle prone event, a non-Olympic event without a final, former World Champion Tejaswini Sawant shot the silver 0.7 point behind NIna Christen of Switzerland.

In another non-Olympic event, the men’s 25-metre centre fire pistol, Pemba Tamang won the bronze with a score of 580.

India returned from the championship in Czech Republic with a haul of one gold, two silver and four bronze medals.

With the second stage of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup for Rifle and Pistol slated for later this month in Munich, this performance should do the squad a world of good.

The results:

Men: 10m air rifle: 1. Peter Sidi (Hun) 252.2 (627.9); 2. Dane Kevin Sampson (Aus) 248.6 (625.7); 3. Maximilian Dallinger (Ger) 227.3 (625.1); 13. Deepak Kumar 623.2; 21. Ravi Kumar 622.0; 27. Gagan Narang 621.5; 33. Akhil Sheoran 620.4; 34. Satyendra Singh 620.2; 75. Nikhil Kashyap 611.9; 84. Vikas Lamba 609.9; 102. Ashwani Bhati 603.4; 111. Shardul Shandilya 594.3; 112. Gaurav Singh 594.2; 115. Shivtej Sawant 592.7.

25m centre fire pistol: 1. Piotr Daniluk (Pol) 582; 2. Oleksandr Petriv (Ukr) 581; 3. Pemba Tamang 580; 5. Omkar Singh 579; 8.Arpit Goel 576; 9. Mahaveer Singh 575; 10. Samaresh Jung 575; 11. Harpreet Singh 575; 22. Ronak Pandit 565; 29. Akshay Jain 555; 33. Arun Singh 552; 36. Ashok Pandit 548; 40. Toshinder Singh 540; 41. Rushiraj Atul Barot 540; 43. Ankush Bhardwaj 539; 44. Mayank Marwah 538; 46. Abhishek Rana 527; 48. Nitin Kumar Sharma 592; 49. Shyam Singh Yadav 479.

Women: 10m air pistol: 1. Anna Korakaki (Gre) 246.3 (385); 2. Michelle Skeries (Ger) 237.8 (380); 3. Heena Sidhu 218.8 (383); 4. P. Shri Nivetha 198.7 (383); 9. Yashaswini Singh Deswal 380; 14. Harveen Srao 378; 47. Sheila Kanungo 369; 60. Komal Barot 364; 63. Riya Gupta 363; 67. Chandni Bano 361; 78. Priyanka Mansokh Ughareja 350.

50m rifle prone: 1. NIna Christen (Sui) 624.9; 2. Tejaswini Sawant 624.2; 3. Petra Lustenberger (Sui) 623.8; 21. Kuheli Gangulee 619.1; 37. Anjum Moudgil 617.2; 50. Elizabeth Susan Koshi 615.0; 59. N. Gaayathri 613.5.

50m rifle 3-position: 1. Nina Christen (Sui) 459.0 (589); 2. Laura Georgeta Ilie (Rou) 457.1 (587); 3. Jennifer Mcintosh (GBR) 444.5 (589); 40. Tejaswini Sawant 577; 48. N. Gaayathri 576; 51. Anjum Moudgil 576; 55. Elizabeth Susan Koshi 575.

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