Manu Bhaker among top shooters in 25m pistol precision round

Junior world champion Manu Bhaker was placed second after the precision round. The rapid fire round of the 25m pistol takes place on Monday.

By Aarish Ansari
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Manu Bhaker’s impressive run at the ISSF Junior World Championship 2021 in Lima, Peru continued on Sunday as she finished second in the precision round of 25m women’s pistol qualification.

The 19-year-old Tokyo Olympian Manu Bhaker shot a total of 293 in three series, ending just behind Yana Chuchmarova of Ukraine, who scored 294.

Manu Bhaker has already picked up three gold medals at the junior event, including the 10m individual pistol title.

Along with Manu, Niveditha Veloor also put up a strong show to score 291 in the precision stage and is currently placed fourth, while Rhythm Sangwan, with 288, is eighth.

The rapid fire stage of the event takes place on Monday evening.

India’s shotgun shooters, however, failed to qualify for the medal matches in the skeet mixed team event. 

Ayush Rudraraju and Raiza Dhillon were seventh while Abhay Singh Sekhon and Areeba Khan ended 10th in the qualification round. They needed to be in the top four to make the cut for the medal rounds.

Meanwhile, the rifle shooters also missed the podium places.

Nischal was fourth in the women’s 50m rifle prone while Pankaj Mukheja, at seventh, was the highest ranked Indian in the men’s competition.

Despite the quiet day, India are still leading the table with 14 medals – six gold, six silver and two bronze.