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Manu Bhaker wins Olympic quota in Air Pistol


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Shooter Manu Bhaker has sealed a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a fourth-place finish at the ISSF World Cup in Munich on Wednesday. This is the seventh Olympic quota in shooting that India has won.
While Bhaker missed out on a medal in the event, her score of 201.0 was enough for her to win the quota. She had finished third in qualification after shooting 582 points, 98 of which came in her last two rounds.
She had earlier suffered heartbreak in the 25m pistol event after a pistol malfunction condemned her to a fifth place finish. Rahi Sarnobat had won gold on Monday and sealed an Olympic quota.
Apart from Bhaker and Sarnobat, Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma and Divyansh Singh Panwar have won Olympic quotas. Chandela and Chaudhary also won gold with Sarnobat in the Munich World Cup. Chaudhary's score of 246.3 helped him beat his own world record that he set during the New Delhi World Cup in February.

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 7:54 PM IST

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