The outstanding results achieved by Indian shooters everywhere else, at other times in 2021, were applauded but they were never supposed to mitigate the extreme pain caused by the debacle at the Tokyo Olympics.
Manu Bhaker partnered with Turkey’s Ozgur Varlik to win 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Team gold. In all, India finished the competition with five medals.
Both the Olympians shot identical scores of 583 in qualification, but Rahi took fourth place ahead of Manu's fifth on higher inner 10s.
In the women's 10m air pistol event, Youth Olympic gold medallist Manu Bhaker finished third.
India's Manu Bhaker and Javad Foroughi of Iran were placed third in the qualification with a combined score of 582/600 to qualify for the first semi-final.
Besides Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker, the other members of the Indian contingent include Abhishek Verma, Yashaswini Deswal, Rahi Sarnobat, Chinki Yadav and Anjum Moudgil.
India concluded the meet with 16 silver and 10 bronze medals, in addition to the 17 gold medals.
India also won a bronze in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Team event while in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions, the country bagged silver.
The Indian women’s troika of Bhaker, Naamya Kapoor and Rhythm Sangwan topped the podium beating USA 16-4 in the 25m Pistol team event final.
India's 14-year-old shooter Naamya Kapoor fired her way to the gold medal ahead of compatriot Manu Bhaker in the women's 25m pistol event.
Indian shooters pocketed four gold medals at the ISSF Junior World Championship on Saturday with Bhaker leading the lot. India, with 14 medals, top the table.
The women's trio of Areeba Khan, Raiza Dhillon and Ganemat Sekhon defeated Italy in the gold medal match. In the men’s section, India prevailed over Turkey to win bronze.
Sekhon's silver was India's fifth medal on the day after Manu Bhaker (gold), Esha Singh (silver), Rudrankksh Patil (silver) and Ramita's (bronze).
Esha Singh grabbed silver behind Bhaker while Rudrankksh Patil claimed the silver medal in the men’s 10m air rifle competition.
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The cocking lever of Bhaker's pistol broke in the qualifications and in getting it fixed, the 19-year-old shooter lost more than 15 minutes
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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