The 17-year-old Manu Bhaker shot 244.7 to claim the top prize in the prestigious season-ending tournament of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)
Putian (China): Indian shooter Manu Bhaker set a junior world record in the women’s 10m air pistol event and claimed the gold medal at the World Cup Finals in Putian, China, on Thursday (November 21).
The 17-year-old Bhaker shot 244.7 to claim the top prize in the prestigious season-ending tournament of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).
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Her compatriot, Yashaswini Singh Deswal finished sixth in the final of the event.
#Manu wins gold!— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) November 21, 2019
A brilliant performance by 17 year-old shooting star #TOPSAthlete @realmanubhaker as she wins gold in women’s 10m air pistol at the #WorldCupFinal in Putian with a score of 244.7. Great going Manu!#KheloIndia @KirenRijiju @DGSAI @RijijuOffice @IndiaSports pic.twitter.com/CdfqiH1ek7
Serbia's Zorana Arunovic won the silver with 241.9, while Quian Wang of China bagged the bronze with 221.8.
In the men's 10m air pistol event, Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary qualified for the final. Verma topped the qualifications with 588 while Chaudhary was seventh with 581.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated 21, Nov 2019, 10:03 AM