India Manu Bhaker qualified for the gold medal match in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Team, assuring her of at least a silver to add to the gold she won with Iran Javad Foroughi in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team at the ISSF President’s Cup in Wroclaw, Poland.
Manu partnered Turkey Ozgur Varlik to first make the second qualification stage of eight pairs and then finished second to the Chinese/Estonian pair of Xiao Jiaruixuan and Peeter Olesk to make the gold medal match.
Manu along with compatriot Rahi Sarnobat also made it to the finals in Women 25m Pistol after shooting identical qualification scores of 583 each, but Rahi took fourth place ahead of Manu fifth on higher inner 10s. The final will be held on Tuesday.
Among the other Indians on show on Monday, Chinki Yadav finished ninth in Women 25m Pistol with a score of 578, while Anjum Moudgil ended ninth in the Women 50m Rifle Three Positions with an effort of 584.