Manu Bhaker, a master of the 25-meter pistol and India’s sixth medalist at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol Bhopal, won the event at the M.P. State Shooting Academy. However, China maintained their dominance of the competition by taking home a sixth gold medal out of the eight awarded thus far. The final competition day, the women’s 3P and the men’s 25-meter rapid fire pistol finals will be played (RFP). Live streaming of every final is available on the ISSF and NRAI YouTube channels.
Aishwary comes in fourth place.
In the men’s 3P gold medal match, Du Linshu defeated Hungary’s Istvan Peni 16-10 to claim the first medal of competition day four. In the top eight ranking round, veteran Swiss 3P expert Jan Lochbihler defeated local favourite Aishwary Tomar to claim bronze. He finished the 40-shot round with a score of 407. Aishwary finished with a score of 405.5 thanks to three five-shot series in the 40s in the last Standing position. Du won the round with a score of 410.7, followed by Istvan with a score of 408.2. With a score of 591, the Indian had earlier won the 60-shot qualification round.
Bronze goes to Manu.
Two Indians competed in the women’s 25m pistol, with Manu placing third with a score of 584 after firing a strong 294 in the second rapid-fire stage. Esha Singh took seventh place with 581 points. Because of this, the two Indians were given the same ranking match. Where Manu and eventual gold medallist Doreen Vennekamp of Germany proceeded to the medal round with 14 hits each out of a possible 20. With 11 hits, Esha finished third, and Mexico’s Zavala was in fourth place with 10 hits. With 12 hits each.
In the medal match, the fourth shooter is eliminated after the first four five-shot series, so Xiong’s 12-hit exit guaranteed India the medal. At that point, Manu and China’s Ziyue were tied for second place with 14 hits each. Doreen in front with 16 hits. The Indian put up a strong fight after that, but her opponents held strong, forcing Manu to accept bronze after the sixth series with 20 hits. After 40 shots, Doreen finished with 30 hits compared to Ziyue’s 29 and was declared the winner. The German athlete, a two-time medalist at the world championships, had earlier won silver in the women’s 10m air pistol.
China holds ten medals at the Bhopal World Cup stage, six gold medals and two silver and bronze medals each. With one gold, one silver, and four bronze medals, including Sarabjot Singh’s win in the men’s 10m air pistol. India is in second place. Hungary is fourth with two silver medals, while Germany is third with one gold and one silver each. The other medal winners are Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the United States, and Switzerland.