Heena Sidhu shot 384 and missed the final by one point in women's air pistol in the shooting World Cup in London on Thursday.
Heena, preparing for the Olympics in right earnest, shot rounds of 96, 94, 98 and 96 at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
The two other Indian girls also shot well, as Shweta Chaudhry was placed 16th in a field of 81 with a score of 383 and Annu Raj Singh was 22nd on 382. Tien Chia Chen of Chinese, who topped the qualification with a score of 388, beat Athens Olympics champion and the ‘shooter of the year, 2011' Olena Kostevych of Ukraine, for the gold by 0.7 point.
In men's air pistol, the Indian shooters were below par, on Friday.
Amanpreet Singh and Okmar Singh shot an identical score of 575 while rapid fire specialist Vijay Kumar, who would be competing in air pistol in the Olympics, was below par as he was placed 50th in a field of 73, with a total of 570.
The results (Air pistol):
Men: 1. Lee Daemyung (Kor) 691.3 (591); 2. Vladimir Isakov (Rus) 689.8 (588); 3. Denys Kushnirov (Ukr) 688.0 (585); 32. Amanpreet Singh 575; 33. Omkar Singh 575; 50. Vijay Kumar 570.
Women: 1. Tien Chia Chen (Tpe) 488.5 (388); 2.Olena Kostevych (Ukr) 487.8 (386); 3. Lenka Maruskova (Cze) 487.6 (387); 13. Heena Sidhu 384; 16. Shweta Chaudhry 383; 22. Annu Raj Singh 382.
Keywords: shooting World Cup