Shooting World Cup: Heena Sidhu misses final by two points

The 27-year-old Heena, also a dentist, had a series of 93, 96, 97 and 96, and was placed 18th among 103 shooters. Yashaswini Singh Deswal did well to shoot 381, but Harveen Srao slipped to 373.

Heena Sidhu failed to make the final in 10m air pistol event. ( File Photo)   -  PTI

Former world record holder Heena Sidhu recovered from a slow start to shoot 382, but missed the women’s air pistol final by two points at the shooting World Cup in Munich that concluded on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Heena, also a dentist, had a series of 93, 96, 97 and 96, and was placed 18th among 103 shooters. Yashaswini Singh Deswal did well to shoot 381, but Harveen Srao slipped to 373.

The performance of the Indian shooters in the men’s 50-metre rifle 3-position event was below par, as Olympian Chain Singh shot 1163 for the 44th place, following a series of 386 in kneeling, 394 in prone and 383 in standing.

Satyendra Singh (1161) and Sanjeev Rajput (1148) were 57th and 69th respectively among the 70 who had made the cut after the elimination round. Surendra Singh Rathod had shot a day earlier in the MQS section and gathered an impressive score of 1173, with 389 in kneeling, 398 in prone and 386 in standing position.

The Indian team drew a blank in terms of medals for a second time this season in a World Cup, after having shot a gold, two silver and two bronze medals at the World Cup in Delhi, apart from a gold in the shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.

Of course, Jitu Rai and Ankur Mittal had accounted for four of those six medals including the two gold, while Amanpreet Singh and Pooja Ghatkar had won the silver and bronze respectively.

The results:

Men: 50m rifle 3-position: 1. Alexis Raynaud (Fra) 463.5 (1179); 2. Sergey Kamenskiy (Rus) 460.9 (1186 EWR); 3. Liu Yukun (Chn) 446.9 (1183); 44. Chain Singh 1163; 57. Satyendra Singh 1161; 69. Sanjeev Rajput 1148. MQS: Surendra Singh Rathod 1173.

Women: 10m air pistol: 1. Anna Korakaki (Gre) 241.2 (385); 2. Olena Kostevych ((Ukr) 238.3 (390); 3. Lin Yuemei (Chn) 217.5 (384); 18. Heena Sidhu 382; 21. Yashaswini Singh Deswal 381; 68. Harveen Srao 373.