Junior World Championships: Manu Bhaker wins gold, Esha takes silver

Earlier, Rhythm Sangwan had qualified for air pistol final in junior women’s section with a second best score of 577.

Manu Bhaker

Manu Bhaker of India during the 10m Air Pistol mixed team shooting event at the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo on Tuesday.   -  PTI

Youth Olympics champion Manu Bhaker was crowned the champion in air pistol as she beat compatriot Esha Singh by 1.3 points in the final of the junior World Championship here.

Both Manu and Esha had qualified for the final with modest scores of 574 and 572 respectively. Rhythm Sangwan, who had scored 577 in qualification, finished fourth ahead of the qualification topper Camille Jedrzejewski (580) of France.

In women’s skeet, Ganemat Sekhon came up with a commendable fare but was beaten to the gold in the shoot-off, after being tied on 46 in the final with USA’s Alishia Fayth Layne.

Rudrankksh Patil and Ramita won silver and bronze medals in the men’s and women’s air rifle events respectively.

With one gold, three silver and one bronze, India was second in the medals table behind USA, which had three gold, two silver and a bronze.

The results:

Men: Air pistol: 1. Abdul-Aziz Kurdzi (Blr) 236.8 (576), 2. Martin Freije Torneiro (Esp) 235.5 (582), 3. Eduard Baumeister (Ger) 215.4 (574), 4. Naveen 196.6 (584), 6. Sarabjot Singh 157.0 (584), 8. Vijayveer Sidhu 115.6 (581).

Air rifle: 1. William Shaner (USA) 250.7 (630.7), 2. Rudrankksh Patil 250.0 (630.2), 3. Rylan William Kissell (US) 228.2 (623.7), 7. Paarth Makhija 141.4 (629.2), 8. Dhanush Srikanth 121.0 (629.6).

Skeet: 1. Elijah Keith Ellis (USA) 53 (117), 2. Jordan Douglas Sapp (USA) 52 (120), 3. Cristian Ghilli (Ita) 42 (119), 10. Rajveer Gill 112, 17. Abhay Singh Sekhon 108, 18. Ayush Rudraraju 105.

Women: Air pistol: 1. Manu Bhaker 241.3 (574), 2. Esha Singh 240.0 (572), 3. Yasemin Beyza Yilmaz (Tur) 217.9 (572), 4. Rhythm Sangwan 198.7 (577).

Air rifle: 1. Oceanne Muller (Fra) 250.6 (10.4) 632.6, 2. Mary Carolynn Tucker (USA) 250.6 (10.0) 632.1, 3. Ramita 229.1 (629.8), 5. Mehuli Ghosh 186.8 (630.9), 8. Nisha Kanwar 122.5 (629.1).

Skeet: 1. Alishia Fayth Layne (USA) 46(2) 115, 2. Ganemat Sekhon 46(0) 110, 3. Sara Bongini (Ita) 35 (113), 6. Raiza Dhillon 14 (109).

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