India now top the Munich World Cup medals tally with three gold. China are second with one gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Rahi Sarnobat clinched her career's second World Cup gold, which helped India win its sixth quota place in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
New Delhi: It was a memorable Monday (May 27) for India as Rahi Sarnobat booked an Olympic quota place with a gold in women's 25m pistol event and teenager Saurabh Chaudhary dazzled by setting a new world record en route to a yellow metal at the season's third ISSF World Cup in Munich.
Saurabh bagged his second World Cup gold of the year in men's 10m Air Pistol event, shattering both the senior and junior world records in the process.
India now top the Munich World Cup medals tally with three gold. China are second with one gold, one silver and three bronze medals.
Asian Games champion Rahi clinched her career's second World Cup gold, which helped India win its sixth quota place in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In the women's final, another Indian in the fray, Manu Bhaker had a better start than Rahi, having five out of five hits in the first of 10 series of five shots each.
Rahi started with three hits. After the sixth series, Manu, Rahi and Olena Kostevych of Ukraine were jointly tied at the top with a score of 21.
Manu had an unfortunate double weapon malfunction in the seventh series and that was followed by shock elimination in the fifth place.
Rahi, however, kept getting stronger, scoring perfect 5s in the 8th and 9th series to finish with 37 points.
Olena bagged silver with 36 and Bulgarian Antoaneta Boneva won the second available quota place by winning the bronze with a score of 26.
Both Rahi and Manu had shot solid rapid-fire rounds in the two-day qualifying round.
Rahi shot 292 to follow-up on her Sunday's precision round score of 294 for a total of 586, which saw her qualify for the six-woman final in fourth place.
Manu did even better, shooting a round of 296 for a total of 585, placing her fifth in the 105-strong field. Chinki Yadav shot 571 to end 56th.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated 28, May 2019, 9:00 AM