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Munich World Cup: Manu Bhaker secures Olympic quota in shooting

first_imgMunich World Cup: Manu Bhaker secures Olympic quota in shootingIndian shooters are competing for 12 of the 17 Tokyo Olympic quotas available in Munich, having already secured seven quota places in rifle and pistol competitions.advertisement Next Press Trust of India MunichMay 29, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 19:55 IST Manu Bhaker finished fourth in the 10m air pistol final. (Photo: @OGQ_India Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSThis is India’s first Olympic quota in women’s 10m pistolSaurabh Chaudhary had won a gold medal by setting a new world record in 10m Air Pistol eventSaurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma won quota places in men’s 10m air pistolYoung shooter Manu Bhaker secured India its seventh Olympic quota with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 10m air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup here Wednesday, putting the disappointment of pistol malfunction in her earlier event behind.The 17-year Bhaker shot 201.0 in the final to secure the quota for the Tokyo Games.Winner of multiple medals at top global events, Bhaker finished third in qualification with a total of 582 points (28 x inner 10s), shooting a solid 98 in her last two rounds.On Monday, Bhaker suffered a heartbreak as she missed out on the podium after a weapon malfunction saw her slip to fifth spot after leading the field.This is India’s first quota in women’s 10m pistol.Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma won quota places in men’s 10m air pistol at the World Cups in Delhi and Beijing respectively.Yashaswini Singh Deswal, a junior World Cup winner, was also on course to make the final before a poor series of 92 in the final set saw her slip to 22nd with a total of 574 (17 x inner 10s).Heena Sidhu, the third Indian in the fray, was placed 45th with a total of 570 (13 x inner 10s).Also Read | ISSF Shooting World Cup: Saurabh Chaudhary smashes world record to put India on topAlso Read | ISSF Shooting World Cup: Apurvi Chandela bags 10m air rifle gold in MunichAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow ISSF World CupFollow Manu BhakerFollow Tokyo Olympicslast_img read more

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