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Manu Bhaker, 16-year-old from Haryana, wins 2nd gold at ISSF shooting World Cup

Manu Bhaker, 16, who won the 10m air pistol gold medal, then partnered with Om Prakash Mitharval for the 10m air pistol mixed team gold at the ISSF shooting World Cup in Mexico on Monday. India’s medal haul swelled to six at the event after a bronze in the 10m air rifle mixed team event by Mehuli Ghosh and Deepak Kumar.

other sports Updated: Mar 06, 2018 10:17 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
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Indo-Asian News Service, Guadalajara (Mexico)
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Manu Bhaker celebrates after winning gold in women’s 10m air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Mexico’s Guadalajara on Sunday. (PTI)

Pistol shooter Manu Bhaker contributed two gold medals for India in the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Manu, 16, won the 10m air pistol gold medal and partnered Om Prakash Mitharval for the 10m air pistol mixed team gold on Monday.

In the individual event, the Indian debutant shot a total of 237.5 to prevail over home favourite Alejandra Zavala Vazquez, who finished second with a total of 237.1.

Frenchwoman Celine Goberville finished third with a score of 217.0.

Manu’s teammate Yashaswini Singh Deswal signed the best World Cup placement of her career, scoring 196.1 points and finishing fourth in her first final appearance.

In the mixed team event, Haryana girl Manu and Mitharval totaled 476.1 in the final. It was India’s third gold medal here.A

In total, India has seven medals and is now on top of the medal tally in this World Cup.

Germany’s Sandra and Christian Reitz fired 475.2 to take the silver medal, while France’s Celine and Florian Fouquet got 415.1 to finish third.

India also bagged a bronze in the 10m air rifle mixed team event, with Mehuli Ghosh and Deepak Kumar finishing with a total of 435.1.

Chinese pair of Xu Hong and Chen Keduo set up a world record score of 502 to clinch the yellow metal.

Romania’s Coman Laura-Georgeta and Moldoveanu Alin George settled for the bronze medal with a total score of 498.4.

India’s Ravi Kumar and Apruvi Chendela got 348.9 to finish fourth.

First Published: Mar 06, 2018 09:39 IST