XtraTime Web Desk: India ace shooter Heena Sidhu adds to the medal tally at the Asian Games 2018 as she struck the bronze medal in 10m air pistol. The 28-year old star had a poor start with getting scoring just 96.7 in the first stage and finishing in the 7th position. She scored 9.8 in her first shot in the second stage and remained in the 7th position with 117.1.
Facing elimination in the next round, the CWG gold-medal winner bounced back with a 10.6 and a 10.3 in the 4th series to climb up to the 4th position. She continued to score higher points and managed to secure a Bronze for herself. Hoping to get a silver, Sindhu struck a near-perfect 10.8, which saw her getting just 0.1 points behind her two opponents.
Needing a 10.2 to confirm silver, Sindhu could only muster a 9.6 in her next shot and thus was eliminated. She finished with a total of 219.2, earning herself a bronze medal in the tournament. Her win saw India getting their 9th medal in shooting, and 23rd overall in the Asian Games so far.
Sidhu’s fellow shooter Manu Bhaker once again had a disappointing final after she finished in the 5th position with a score of 176.2. The 16-year old had a poor outing and did not appear to be in her best spirits throughout the event.