Prague, May 8: Indian contingent continued to shine in several world shooting championships in past few years. Notably, this time also India performed well enough to clinch 7 medals in Grand Prix of Liberation Plezn 2017 Shooting championships. Heena Sindhu claimed a bronze medal in the women's 10m Air Pistol and made all of us proud on the last day of an event.
On the final day of the championship, Heena shot 218.8 in the eight-woman final secured bronze medal. However, the event was won by Greek shooter Anna Korakaki with a gold medal in the 25m pistol who earlier won a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol at Rio Games. Anna shot 246.3 to finish ahead of Germany's rising star, 21-year old Michelle Skeries took silver with a score of 237.8.
India on Sunday returned from the championship in the Czech Republic with a haul of one gold medal, two silver and four bronze medals. There were also impressive performances by the Indian men’s 25m Standard Pistol team, which swept the medals in the event, with Neeraj Kumar winning gold, Harpreet Singh silver and Deepak Sharma the bronze medal.
Meanwhile, Veteran women’s Rifle shooter Tejaswini Sawant also won silver in the 50m Rifle Prone event while Pemba Tamang won bronze in the Men’s 25m Centre Fire Pistol. Anmol Jain had won a bronze in Men's 10m Air Pistol event on the first day of the championship.
After this event, India’s Shri Nivetha Paramanantham qualified for the women's 10m Air Pistol finals but finished fourth behind Heena with a finals score of 198.7. Four more Indians made it to the finals but were not able to win are Pooja Ghatkar, Gurpreet Singh, Gagan Narang and Sushil Ghaley.