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Thursday, November 21, 2019

World Cup Finals in ISSF : Manu Bhaker clinches gold in women’s 10m air pistol event


The teenager creates a junior world record
India’s Manu Bhaker fired her way to the gold medal with a junior world record in the women’s 10m air pistol event of the World Cup Finals here on Thursday.

The 17-year-old Bhaker shot 244.7 to claim the top prize in the prestigious season-ending tournament of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)
Her compatriot Yashaswini Singh Deswal finished sixth in the final of the event.

Serbia’s Zorana Arunovic won the silver with 241.9, while Quian Wang of China bagged the bronze with 221.8.

In the men’s 10m air pistol event, Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary qualified for the final. Verma topped the qualifications with 588 while Chaudhary was seventh with 581.

Young shooting sensation, Manu Bhaker scripted history at 2019 ISSF World Cup as she bagged India's first gold medal at the tournament this year in Women's 10m Air Pistol on Thursday.
On course to her triumph, Manu Bhaker broke the junior world record with her total of 244.7. Meanwhile, Manu Bhaker also became only the second Indian shooter after Heena Sidhu to win a gold medal Women's 10m Air Pistol at the ISS World Cup.
Yashaswini Deswal was also competing in the same event and finished 6th in the final round.

Serbia's Zorana Arunovic won the silver with 241.9, while Quian Wang of China bagged the bronze with 221.8.
In the men's 10m air pistol event, Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary qualified for the final. Verma topped the qualifications with 588 while Chaudhary was seventh with 581.
Earlier, Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manu and Rahi Sarnobat failed to qualify for the finals of the women's 25m air pistol event.
Manu shot 292 and 291 in the precision and rapid events respectively for a total of 583 in the qualifiers.

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