Manu Bhaker-Anmol Jain win Air Pistol at ISSF Junior World Cup
ISSF Junior World Cup:
ISSF Junior World Cup: Anmol and Manu Bhaker conquered the event from the very start and go in the final with the maximum talent score and a new junior qualification world record.
On Tuesday Manu Bhaker and Anmol protected India’s seventh gold medal in the ISSF junior World Cup by winning the mixed 10m air pistol event with a qualification world record.
In the mixed 10m air rifle event, 17-year-old Shreya Agrawal and 19-year-old Arjun Babuta completed the podium in third place, finishing with 432.8 points, while their country-mates Elavenil Valarivan Elavenil (18) and Tejas Krishna Prasad (20) finished fourth with 389.1.
Manu Bhaker and Anmol finished with a 5.6 improvement on their nearby rivals, China’s Liu Jinyao and Li Xue.
The two Indian youngsters dominated the final match since its very first series, gradually constructing a break between them and their nearby rivals. They ultimately ended with 478.9 points, just 1.8 points away from the current world record.
In the past, Anmol and Bhaker also set a new Junior Qualification World Record with seven seventy points.
Next Indian team, comprising eighteen years old Gaurav Rana and nineteen year-old Mahima Turhi Agrawal, finished at the feet of the podium, leaving the final at the 38th-shot mark with 370.2 points and fourth position.
Final points 11.2 away from the fifth place because of a dry-fire shot and also suffering a 1.0-point reduction Australia’s Hans Ben Hummer (18) and Sascha Kroopin (16) took the sixth place with a final score of 320.9.
The silver and bronze medals were both awarded to China, as Liu Jinyao (20) and Li Xue (18) finished in second position with 473.3 points, while Wang Zhehao (19) and Xiao Jiaruixuan (15) took third place with 410.7.
Overall, India in a meeting the second place with 18 medals, including seven gold, while China continued to lead the tally with 22 podium finishes, including eight gold medals.
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