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ISSF Pistol World Cup: Manu Bhaker wins bronze in 10m air pistol

Olympian Manu Bhaker struck bronze in the ongoing ISSF World Cup in the 10m air pistol event while Rhythm Sangwan finished 8th.

ISSF Pistol World Cup: Manu Bhaker wins bronze in 10m air pistol

Shooter Manu Bhaker


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 17 Feb 2024 5:38 AM GMT

Olympian and ace pistol shooter Manu Bhaker struck bronze in the women's 10m air pistol event at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 10M in Granada, Spain on Friday.

This was her fifth individual career World Cup stage medal.

Manu qualified for the eight-woman final with a score of 576, which gave her fourth spot in the 54-strong field. Compatriot Rhythm Sangwan shot 580 to top the field. In the final, Manu shot 215.1 to settle for bronze as Poland’s Claudia Bres won gold with a score of 236.2.

Rhythm finished eighth in the final even as Mexican Andrea Ibarra won silver. Anuradha Devi’s 565 gave her the 32nd spot overall.

Sarabjot Singh was the best Indian in the men’s 10m air pistol with a qualification round score of 581 giving him ninth position officially. Ujjwal Malik and Ravinder Singh shot 579 and 573 respectively.

Varun Tomar and Sagar Dangi shooting as RPO (Ranking Points Only) shooters registered scores of 582 and 579 respectively.

This is the first senior medal of the tournament for India. A 34-member Indian contingent is taking part in the World Cup which has junior and senior 10m air gun competitions on schedule.

Earlier in the junior categories, India had picked up nine medals including four gold in the junior events earlier. Manu has now helped India reach double figures.

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