The Indian girls put up a brave effort to collectively outclass China and Korea, but were unable to shrug off misfortune at the crunch to claim a much deserved Olympic quota place in air pistol, in the Asian shooting championship in Doha, Qatar, on Monday.

Raj Kumari won the women's prone gold with a score of 594, but there was nothing much at stake as it was not an Olympic event. World champion Tejaswini Sawant was 18th with a score of 582.

Annu Raj Singh who had already won a quota place for London, managed to clinch the individual bronze, to add to the team gold in air pistol, but it was no consolation as Heena Sidhu and Shweta Chaudhry agonisingly missed the quota place with one bad shot each in the 10-shot final.

While Annu Raj asserted her class with a 10.7 last shot to bag the bronze, Heena Sidhu missed the quota place by 0.9 point with a 9.0 last shot.

The results: Men: 50m rifle prone: 1. Midori Yajima (Jpn) 694.3 (593); 2. Han Jinseop (Kor)693.8 (592); 3. Wang Weiyi (Chn) 693.7 (594); 12. Sushil Ghalay 589; 21. Sanjeev Rajput 587; 26. Gagan Narang 586. MQS: Hariom Singh 585; Joydeep Karmakar 585. Team: 1. Korea 1776; 2. China 1774; 3. Japan 1769; 7. India 1762.

Women: Air pistol: 1. Kim Jang Mi (Kor) 482.3 (385); 2. Chen Ying (Chn) 481.5 (385); 3. Annu Raj Singh 481.2 (383); 5. Heena Sidhu 480.2 (381); 6. Shweta Chaudhry 479.5 (383). Team: 1. India 1147; 2. China 1146, 3. Korea 1144. Juniors: 1. Koh Eun (Kor) 472.3 (374); 2. Kim Ji Hye (Kor) 471.8 (375); 3. Lin Yuemei (Chn) 470.5 (373); 7. Albha Oberoi 466.7 (372); 15. Diksha Rajput 369; 17. Naman Sharma 368. Team: 1. Korea 1122; 2. China 1119; 3. India 1109.

50m rifle prone: 1. Raj Kumari 594; 2. Li Peiing (Chn) 590; 3. Jeong Mi Ra (Kor) 590; 18. Tejaswini Sawant 582; 26. Lajja Gauswami 575. Team: 1. Korea 1760; 2. China 1756; 3. India 1755. Juniors: 1. Yeltzaveta Lunina (Kaz) 589; 2. Chen Fang (Chn) 586; 3. Chen Ruiying (Chn) 585; 4. Tejaswini Muley 584; 6. Elizabeth Susan Koshy 581; 13. Anjum Moudgil 571. Team: 1. China 1751; 2. India 1736; 3. Iran 1733.

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