Former world number one Heena Sidhu narrowly missed out on a berth in the finals of women’s 10m air pistol event on day four of competition at the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) .
Heena was tied with five other shooters on a score of 385 out of a maximum 400, after the end of the qualification round where each shooter had to shoot 40 shots each.
However, she missed out on making the final after having shot 11 inner tens, which was the less than those who
qualified. Four shooters with 385 progressed to the eight-woman final with higher inner tens.
Heena’s Indian compatriots in the women’s 10m air pistol, Shweta Chaudhry finished 34th in qualification with a score of 378, while Annu Raj Singh ended her World Cup campaign in 55th position with a score of 375 after 40 shots.
The trio of Lajja Gauswami, Elizabeth Susan Koshy and veteran Anjali Bhagwat missed out on qualification for the
finals in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position event.
Lajja finished 16th with a score of 578, Elizabeth 20th with a total of 576, while Anjali could only manage a score of
566 to end up 57th on the list.
In this event, Pejcic Snjezana of Croatia bagged her second gold of the World Cup with a world record score of 463
in the finals.
In the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol, the Indian duo of Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh shot
identical scores of 278 in the first stage of qualification.They will be shooting in the second qualification stage tomorrow in an attempt to reach the finals.