Heena Sidhu misses Olympic berth by 0.9 pts

India's young pistol shooter Heena Sidhu's 2012 London dreams came crashing down by a fraction of a point in the 10-metre air pistol event yesterday while her teammate Annuraj Singh won the individual bronze at the Asian Shooting Championship in Doha.

Heena missed the Olympic quota by 0.9 points while Annuraj, who has already qualified for the Olympics, shot the bronze with a score of 98.2 in the final after 383 (qualifying). The pistol teamĀ -- Heena, Annuraj and Shweta Chaudhary, however, won the team gold.

But for Heena, who was third after the ninth shot, the victory was not sweet as a poor last shot in the final round pushed her to fifth spot and she lost a quota place by 0.9 points. Heena finished 5th with 381 in the qualifying round and 99.2 in the final.

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