Shooting Nationals: Manu Bhaker on seventh heaven as she bags 7th Gold

December 26, 2019, Bhopal


  • Manu Bhaker, one of India’s 15 Tokyo Olympics quota winners, clinched the junior mixed team pistol event partnering Sarabjot Singh, thereby winning her seventh gold of the ongoing nationals. She had claimed four gold medals on Tuesday, sweeping the individual and team junior and women’s 10m air pistol titles.
  • India’s top rifle and pistol shooters continued to maintain their good form at the 63rd National Shooting Championship Competition in Bhopal on Wednesday. Anjum Moudgil won the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions title for a third consecutive year and fellow Tokyo 2020 quota holders Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal were crowned national champions in the 10m air pistol mixed team competition.
  • Anjum was in prime form throughout the day, topping qualification with a 1172, way ahead of the field where Raj Chaudhary of Haryana came in second with a 1164. She then shot 449.9 in the finals to claim gold, leaving Tamil Nadu’s N. Gaayathri a clear 2.6 behind for silver.

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