Manu Bhaker wins third gold medal at ISSF World Junior Championship, India tops rankings
Indian shooter Manu Bhaker won her third gold medal at the ongoing ISSF World Junior Championships in Peru. The Indian women’s team emerged victorious in the women’s 10m air pistol event, beating Belarus 16-12 in the gold medal match.
Manu Bhaker helped India win their fourth gold out of six on the third day of the event on Sunday.
In addition to gold medals, India won two silver medals to climb to the top of the medal rankings.
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Manu Bhaker’s exploits helped India win the 10M air pistol medals – mixed and women’s events. Meanwhile, the men’s team also emerged victorious, winning a gold medal.
In total, India has won six gold, six silver and two bronze in the current event. The United States, with four gold, four silver and two bronze, is second.
Manu Bhaker puts his game in the foreground
Manu Bhaker was at the heart of the Indian performance. She teamed up with Sarabjot Singh to win gold in the mixed pistol team. Bhaker went on to team up with Rhythm Sangwan and Shikha Narwal to win the women’s 10M air pistol team event.
Manu Bhaker, head of the women’s 10M Air Pistol Team, helped India dominate from the start. The Indian shooters dominated the first round of qualifying earlier with a total of 1,722 after 180 shots. They scored 569 in the second round against 568 for Belarus.
The final started on a level playing field. Bhaker once again played a central role, helping India to a victory.
In the men’s 10m air pistol team event, India dominated to win the first and second rounds before winning a close gold medal match against Belarus.
The men’s air pistol team of Naveen, Sarabjot Singh and Shiva Narwal beat the Belarusian men 16-14 to win another gold medal.
Earlier today, the junior men’s 10m air rifle team also won a gold medal.
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