Rahi Sarnobat, an Olympic player, showed sensational form to win a 25-meter gold medal for the ISSF Women’s Shooting World Cup pistol here on Monday, but teen sensation Manu Bhaker finished seventh in the same event.
Sarnobat’s gold is India’s first in the next round, after the country secured one silver and two bronze medals earlier in the tournament.
The 30-year-old Sarnobat shot a final score of 39 after finishing second with a total of 591. Her incredible performance in the final included perfect results in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth series.
The silver went to the Frenchwoman Matilde Lamol, who scored 31 in the final.
In qualifying, Sarnobat fired a brilliant 296 in the rapid-fire round on Monday. Her precision score was an equally impressive 295 on Sunday. Baker recorded a total of 588 to finish third after shooting 296 in
quick fire on Monday after an impressive 292 in the precision round on Sunday. However, she was eliminated at the beginning of the final with
disappointing result 11, loss from a penalty by the Bulgarian Victoria Chaika.
Bhaker had teamed up with Saurabh Chaudhary for the silver 10-meter air pistol team.
Earlier, she won the bronze team in the women’s 10m air pistol with Sarnobat and Yashasvini Desual.
Earlier, Chowdery had won a bronze medal for men in the 10-meter air pistol.
This is the last racing trip for Olympic shooters who will go to Tokyo after their stay here.