Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu failed to make the final while former junior world champion Yashaswini Singh Deswal missed the final by only one point in the women’s 10m air pistol at the the ISSF World Cup in Beijing.
Manu shot a score of 575 to finish 17th while Heena shot 572 to finish 26th. Yashaswini, who was the best among the Indians, finished 10th with a personal best of 577.
The 22-year-old Yashaswini had won a gold medal and also equaled the junior world record at the Junior World Championship in Suhl in 2017.
Korea’s Kim Minjung of Korea won the gold medal with a clear margin of 4.4 points. Russia’s Vitalina Batsarashkina won the silver while Veronika Major of Hungary took the bronze.
Nino Salukvadze of Georgia and Anudari Tsolmonbaatar of Mongolia who had shot 578 in qualification and placed fifth and sixth respectively walked away with the Olympic quotas.
Women’s 10m Air Pistol: 1. Kim Minjung (Korea) 245.0 (580); 2. Vitalina Batsarashkina (Russia) 240.6 (581); 3. Veronika Major (Hungary) 220.5 (582); 10. Yashaswini Singh Deswal (India) 577; 17. Manu Bhaker (India) 575; 26. Heena Sidhu 572 (India).