Gold Coast (Australia): Indian shooter Heena Sidhu won gold in the women's 25 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday.
Heena notched up a new CWG record of 38 points in the final to take the title in style. Elena Galiabovitch of Australia scroed 35 to take silver while Malaysia's Alia Sazana Azahari got bronze with 26. Elena was the fastest off the blocks in the final and Heena was trailing behind the Australian till the fifth series.
Heena did well to close the gap by scoring with all her five shots in the fifth series before another perfect score in the sixth saw her take the joint lead. The Indian took sole lead after the first shot in the seventh series and subsequently increased the gap. With a two-point lead at the end of the seventh series, Heena found the target in four of the five shots in the eighth to be ahead by three points. Although the Australian managed to close the gap by one point in the ninth series, Heena held her nerves in the 10th and final series to emerge champion.