No Olympics for Rathore and Anjali
Athen's Games silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and former World No 1 Anjali Bhagwat's dreams to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics ended Saturday despite winning medals in the team events in the ongoing Asian Shooting Championships in Doha.
Indian shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Anjali
Both Rathore, in the men's double trap, and Anjali, shooting with a borrowed gun in the women's 10 metre air rifle event, failed to qualify for the final round as they finished ninth in the last qualifying tournament for the 2012 London Games.
The trio of Rathore (135), Mohammed Asab (135) and Ronjan Sodhi (134) won the team bronze. Sodhi, who had already booked his Olympic quota, finished a disappointing 14th while Asab was ninth.
The women's air rifle team, Anjali, Ayonika Paul and Mampi Das won the silver medal with a total score of 1185 out of 1200. China won the gold with 1187.