Manu Bhaker Secures India’s 7th Olympic Quota in Shooting

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Manu Bhaker secured India its seventh Olympic quota in shooting with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 10m air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup in Munich on Wednesday, 29 May, putting behind the disappointment of pistol malfunction in her earlier event.

While a score of 201.0 in the final got India a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Games, the 17-year-old Bhaker missed out on a medal by the narrowest of margins, trailing reigning Olympic and world champion Anna Korakaki of Greece by a mere 0.1 point at that stage.

Bhaker finished third in qualification with a total of 582 points (28 x inner 10s), shooting a solid 98 in her last two rounds.

Bhaker shared the two available quotas with the silver winning Chinese athlete Qian Wei.

The gold winning score was 241.4, silver was decided at 239.6 while bronze was won at 220.8.

India have now picked up two Olympic quotas from the ongoing World Cup as well as three gold medals to lead the medal tally with one more day to go

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