CWG shooting: Heena gets silver, Jung bronze, Gagan fails to qualify

October 13th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The last day of the shooting competition at the Commonwealth Games here was a disappointment for India as pistol shooters Heena Sindhu missed the gold by 0.3 points and Samresh Jung got just a bronze while Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the final of the 50-metre rifle prone event Wednesday.

Patiala girl Heena, who had won the gold with Annu Raj Singh in the pairs’ event of the 10-metre air pistol Monday, was leading the pack of eight shooters till the seventh shot in the final round of the individual event. But the 21-year-old student of Bachelor of Dental Surgery buckled under pressure in the last three shots and lost the gold by 0.3 points at the Karni Singh Shooting Range.

Heena shot a total of 481.6 (383 qualifying, 98.6 final) while the gold went to Malaysia’s Pei Chin Bibiana with a score of 481.9 (383 final, 98.9 qualifying). Australia’s Dina Apsandiyarova settled for the bronze with 478.9 points (380 qualifying, 98.8 final). Annu Raj shot 475.7 (377 qualifying, 98.7 final) and finished fourth.

In the men’s 25-metre standard pistol, Samresh won the bronze with a score of 559 while the gold went to Singapore’s Bin Gai, who shot a total of 570. Trinidad and Tobago’s Daniel Peter Rogers got the silver with a score of 563.

Narang lost in a shoot-off after three shooters were tied for the eighth position in the qualification round. His compatriot Hari Om Singh, who was battling viral fever, finished eighth in the final round.


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