Shooter Heena Sidhu misses out on final berth

Heena finished 12th out of 104 shooters in the eventual standings but will be pleased at having shot a high score ahead of the all-important Olympics.

Shooter Heena Sidhu misses out on final berth

Munich: Heena Sidhu shot well for a 384 out of 400 in the Women`s 10m Air Pistol qualification round but missed out on a final berth by a point on the concluding day of the Shooting (Rifle/Pistol) World Cup here on Wednesday.

Heena finished 12th out of 104 shooters in the eventual standings but will be pleased at having shot a high score ahead of the all-important Olympics.

The eighth finalist from Serbia, Bobana Velickovic who eventually won the gold, made it through with a score of 385 and had less inner 10s than Heena at Munich`s Olympic Shooting Centre.

Shweta Singh and Nivetha Paramanantham, the other Indians in the event shot scores of 378 and 377 to finish 47th and 52nd respectively.

Serbia`s Bobana Velickovic won the gold medal, while Sonia Franquet of Spain won the silver. China`s Mengxue Zhang won the bonze medal.

In the other event of the day, 50 metres Rifle 3 Positions shooter Chain Singh shot 1170 in qualification to finish 38th.

Chain had shot a 1174 a day earlier in his elimination relay in the same event. Former Olympic champion Matthew Emmons of the United States bagged the gold in the event, while Serbia`s Milenko Sebic won the silver and Gernot Rumpler of Austria won the bronze.