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ISSF World Cup: Rahi Sarnobat wins gold, secures Olympic quota in 25m Pistol event

NEW DELHI: Rahi Sarnobat Monday booked an Olympic quota place for India with a gold in ladies's 25m pistol event nevertheless it used to be youngster Saurabh Chaudhary who stole the limelight by means of setting a new global report en route to a yellow metal on the season's third ISSF World Cup in Munich.

Saurabh bagged his second World Cup gold of the yr in males's 10m Air Pistol event, shattering both the senior and junior global data in the procedure.

India now top the Munich World Cup medals tally with 3 gold. China are second with one gold, one silver and three bronze medals.

Asian Games champion Rahi clinched her career's second World Cup gold, which helped India win its sixth quota place in taking pictures for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In the women's final, another Indian in the fray, Manu Bhaker had a better start than Rahi, having five out of five hits in the first of 10 series of five photographs each and every.

Rahi began with 3 hits. After the sixth series, Manu, Rahi and Olena Kostevych of Ukraine were collectively tied on the top with a rating of 21.

Manu had an unlucky double weapon malfunction in the 7th series and that used to be adopted by means of shock elimination in the fifth place.

Rahi, then again, kept getting more potent, scoring best possible 5s in the 8th and ninth series to complete with 37 points.

Olena bagged silver with 36 and Bulgarian Antoaneta Boneva received the second to be had quota place by means of winning the bronze with a rating of 26.

Both Rahi and Manu had shot cast rapid-fire rounds in the two-day qualifying spherical.

Rahi shot 292 to follow-up on her Sunday's precision spherical rating of 294 for a complete of 586, which noticed her qualify for the six-woman final in fourth place.

Manu did even higher, taking pictures a spherical of 296 for a complete of 585, putting her fifth in the 105-strong field.

Chinki Yadav shot 571 to end 56th.

Earlier, Saurabh had set the ball rolling for India as he now not handiest received the yellow metal but in addition shattered both senior and junior global data with a rating of 246.3. Incidentally, he held both the existing data.

Saurabh's earlier senior global report shot at Delhi used to be 245 and the junior global report used to be at 245.five.

Silver medallist Russian Artem Chernousov, a world championship silver medallist remaining yr, even though had lesser ratings in the 9s in the 24-shot final than the Indian. Saurabh beat him by means of as regards to 3 points in the eventual standings. He finished with a superb 246.3 to Artem's 243.eight.

Former Olympic champion Pang Wei of China shot 220.7 to win the bronze.

Shahzar Rizvi, the second Indian in the final, finished fifth with a rating of 177.6.

In the boys's 10m Air Pistol qualifiers, Saurabh shot 586 to be positioned second a number of the final 8 to qualify from the 162-strong field.

Teammate Rizvi additionally finished solid, his final 10-shot spherical yielding a perfect 100 for a complete of 583, which positioned him in fifth place. The third Indian in the fray, Abhishek Verma shot 577 to end in 32nd in the final standings.

In the boys's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event, China's Zhao Zhonghao received gold while India's Chain Singh used to be positioned 41st with a qualifying spherical rating of 1171 while Parul Kumar shot 1167 to complete in 52nd spot.

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