Shooter Manu Bhaker shows good form in national selection trials, wins women and junior 10m air pistol events

Manu Bhaker was in top form in the 10-metre air pistol event, winning both the women's and the junior finals at the national selection trials.

Press Trust of India December 27, 2018 18:11:29 IST
Shooter Manu Bhaker shows good form in national selection trials, wins women and junior 10m air pistol events

New Delhi: The young Manu Bhaker was in top form in the 10-metre air pistol event, winning both the women's and the junior finals at the national selection trials.

Shooter Manu Bhaker shows good form in national selection trials wins women and junior 10m air pistol events

File image of Manu Bhaker. AFP

Winner of gold medals at the Youth Olympics, ISSF World Cup and Commonwealth Games, Haryana's Bhaker shot a total of 242.1 in the women's 10-metre air pistol final to finish ahead of 13-year-old teen sensation Esha Singh, who shot 240.4, and Anuradha (219.3).

Bhaker was second in the qualification with a score of 579.

Former World No 1 Heena Sidhu, who equalled the women's 10m air pistol qualification world record on Wednesday, finished fourth in the finals with 197.3.

In the junior finals, the 16-year-old Bhaker shot 244.5. Esha finished second with 24-4, while Yashsavi Joshi was third, having managed 215.3 at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.

The youth 10-metre air pistol finals was won by Saumya Dhyani, who shot 241.4, while Vibhuti Bhatia (237.6) and Yashsavi Joshi (215.3 ) finished second and third respectively.

A few days ago, Bhaker claimed the top positions in the women's 25-metre sports pistol in both the women's and junior sections.

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