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Manu Bhaker secures India's 7th Olympic quota in shooting


MUNICH: Young Manu Bhaker secured India its seventh Olympic quota in taking pictures with a fourth-place finish in the ladies's 10m air pistol match of the ISSF World Cup on Wednesday, striking behind the disgruntlement of pistol malfunction in her earlier match.

While a ranking of 201.zero in the ultimate got India a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Games, the 17-year-old Bhaker neglected out on a medal through the narrowest of margins, trailing reigning Olympic and global champion Anna Korakaki of Greece through a trifling zero.1 point at that stage.


Winner of more than one medals at top world events, Bhaker completed third in qualification with a total of 582 points (28 x inner 10s), taking pictures a cast 98 in her remaining two rounds.

On Monday, Bhaker suffered heartbreak as she neglected out on the podium after a weapon malfunction noticed her slip to 5th spot after leading the sector.

Yashaswini Singh Deswal, a junior World Cup winner, was additionally on target to make the overall earlier than a poor series of 92 in the ultimate set noticed her slip to 22nd with a total of 574 (17 x inner 10s).

Heena Sidhu, the third Indian in the fray, was positioned 45th with a total of 570 (13 x inner 10s).

Korakaki and the bronze successful Korean Kim Minjung were not eligible from the start, having exhausted either their person or country quotas in earlier competitions.

Bhaker shared the 2 available quotas with the silver successful Chinese athlete Qian Wei.

The gold successful ranking was 241.4, silver was determined at 239.6 while bronze was won at 220.8.

India have now picked up two Olympic quotas from the continued World Cup as well as 3 gold medals to guide the medal tally with yet another day to head.

Sunidhi Chauhan gave a just right account of herself in the ladies's 50m rifle three positions match, losing out on a maiden ISSF World Cup finals berth because of lesser inner 10s.


Needing to be among the top 8 to qualify for the overall, Sunidhi shot a creditable 1175 to tie on points with the sixth, seventh and 8th positioned shooters, however Italian former global champion Petra Zublasing edged her out for the remaining spot with 57-inner 10 counts to Sunidhi's 51.


It may just no longer had been nearer for the teen from Bhopal, who is in her debut senior 12 months.


Compatriots N Gaayathri and Kajal Saini shot ratings of 1162 and 1140 to finish 52nd and 70th. Yulia Zykova of Russia won the gold in the match.


In males's 25m fast fire pistol, Arpit Goel shot 577 to be the best-placed Indian at 21st in the qualifying. Adarsh Singh was 41st while Anish Bhanwala completed 47th with a ranking of 567.


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