Bhaker top in women 25m sports pistol

Manu Bhaker beat Anisa Sayyed to top spot, with a total of 37.

A file picture of Anisa Sayyed.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Young Manu Bhaker placed on top in both the women’s and junior sections of the 25-metre sports pistol in the shooting National selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Friday.

Manu, who had placed third in both the events earlier on Thursday, beat the champion of the first trial Anisa Sayyed by four points with a total of 37. Qualification topper Heena Sidhu who shot 586, settled
for the fifth place ahead of World Cup gold medallist Rahi Sarnobat.

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In the junior section, Manu beat Muskan by three points. Interestingly, Manu had swept all the gold medals in the National championship in air pistol. In the trials also, she had done well to place at the top in air pistol earlier.

In men’s air rifle, it was Akhil Sheoran who topped the second trial, ahead of Tejas Krishna Prasad and Parul Kumar. Deepak Kumar placed fourth while the topper of the first trial Sanjeev Rajput had to
settle for the sixth spot ahead of qualification topper Saurabh Singh (625.8) and Olympian Chain Singh.

The results:

Men:

10m air rifle: 1. Akhil Sheoran 249.5 (625.2); 2. Tejas Krishna Prasad
247.3 (624.3); 3. Parul Kumar 219.2 (624.8)

Junior men: 1. Shahu Tushar Mane 248.5 (620.6); 2. Rithik Ramesh 247.7
(622.5; 3. Arjun Babuta 227.4 (620.4).

Youth men: 1. Dikshant Gupta 250.2 (623.7); 2. Divyansh Singh Panwar
249.5 (620.9); 3. Rithik Ramesh 227.7 (622.5).

50m free pistol: 1. Amanpreet Singh 559 (16x); 2. Omprakash Mitharwal
559 (10x); 3. Jitu Rai 559 (6x).

Junior men: 1. Gaurav Rana 555; 2. Vijayveer Sidhu 551; 3. Anmol Jain 550.

Women:

25m sports pistol:
1. Manu Bhaker 37 (579); 2. Anisa Sayyed 33 (579);
3. Muskan 30 (578).

Junior women: 1. Manu Bhaker 33 (579); 2. Muskan 30 (578); 3. Arunima
Gaur 22 (563).