Hetana defeated silver medallist Zhanna Sattsaeva of New Zealand in the 67kg category, winning the two rounds.
In the first round, Hetana took out the New Zealander 11-1 and maintained form to win the second round by a huge margin 20-7 despite suffering a knee injury.
Hetana said it was a proud moment for her to win gold on home soil.
“It means a lot to me because I have sacrificed a lot to achieve this result.
"I aimed to get gold and it’s a great moment to fulfil this,” she said.
Emily Kwoaetolo from Solomon Islands received the bronze.