Asian Games 2018: Bronze for Heena Sidhu, Manu Bhaker continues to disappoint



Heena Sidhu settled for bronze in the 10m Air Pistol Women event at the Asian Games 2018 in Palembang, while Manu Bhaker finished fifth on Friday, while India continued with their good show during the shooting.

Heena shot an almost perfect 10.8 in her penultimate shot to come within the distance of gold and silver, but a 9.6 in the final shot meant she had to be satisfied with the bronze color of the medal.

When Heena went back to her chair after she was finished with bronze, she looked a bit like the people who clapped the shooting range with a smile that showed she was not satisfied with the finish.

During the medal ceremony Heena & # 39; s smile was there to see while she picked up her bronze medal with pride.

With the bronze statue of Heena Sidhu the medal standings of India now stand on 23 – 6 gold medals, 4 silver and 13 bronze.

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India is now in sixth place in the medal table with a total of 23 medals.

The winner of the 10m Air Pistol event, Wang Qian from China shot the Asian record record 240.3, silver medalist Kim Minjung finished at 237.6 while Heena's score was in third place 219.2.

Heena's bronze medal finish was an incredible kickback after finishing seventh in qualifying with a score of 571.

While there was joy for Heena, there was a deep broken heart for the Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medalist Manu Bhaker, who has continued the scorching show in Palembang on Friday.

Bhaker, who scored 574 in qualifying to finish third and get through the next day, was far from near her in the Final.

She cleared a sixth place with some good shots, combined with quirky shots from Kwak Junghye from Korea, but that she would be fifth, seemed inevitable.

Manu Bhaker has endured a scorching Asian Games 2018 in Palembang. (AP Photo)

For two consecutive times in a row, Bhaker delivered a solid show in qualifying, but he was unable to produce the same in the Final.

In the 25m gun qualification Bhaker had only shot a Games record to reach a low sixth in the Finals, while another Indian Rahi Sarnobat won the gold medal in two exciting shoots.

Bhaker was also part of the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team with Abhishek Verma, where they finished sixth in qualifying and did not make the final.

While shooting today could only provide a bronze source for India, tennis and rowing brought home two gold medals.

Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won the gold medal in the men's doubles tennis event with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kazakhstan Aleksandr Bublik and Denis Yevseyev in the final in Jakarta.

Earlier in the day, Indian rowers gave a fantastic show as the Indian team won a gold medal in the final of the men Quadruple Sculls. For that gold, Dushyant Chauhan has bagged the bronze medal in the men's Lightweight Single Sculls finals and the team of Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh took bronze in the men's Lightweight Double Sculls final.


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