Indian Shooting star Heena Sidhu finished with an eighth postion in air pistol event in the shooting World Cup in Munich on Wednesday .She performed very well in the qualification round and grabbed second place with a national record-equalling 389, with series of 98, 99, 96 and 96. Unfortunately, she was the first to be eliminated in the finals as she shot only two 10s out of eight shots with a total of 76.1. She had, in fact, started the final with an 8.5 that let her down and she shot 9.0 and 9.4 on the last two that make her out. Heena also finished at eighth position in the World Cup held in Changwon, in April. The another shooter in the air pistol team, Annu Raj Singh, shot 583 and was placed 10th in total of 101 shooters following a series of 95, 93, 97 and 98. Interestingly, multiple Olympic medallist and former World champion, Jasna Sekaric of Serbia, who had qualified for the final in the first place with a total of 390, was knocked out second after Heena. Whereas Viktoria Chaika of Belarus walked away with the gold medal though she qualified for eighth place, 1.8 points behind Malaysian Lee Yean Joseline Cheah, who was one point behind Heena in the qualification round. There was no such performance in the men’s rifle 3-position event as Gagan Narang was placed 56th with a total of 1142. Though he scored 399 out of 400 in prone, Narang shot 373 in kneeling and 370 in standing positions. The another shooter, Sanjeev Rajput shot 390 in kneeling and 386 in prone, but spoilt his performance with a 362 in standing. Nemanja Mirosavljev of Serbia won the gold by a 0.6 margin, ahead of Ole Kristin Bryhn of Norway, though after a last shot of 7.9. Though Heena Sidhu not performed very well but her performance was better than all the other Indian shooters.
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