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Tokyo Olympics: Disappointing end to Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker’s campaign | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

July 31, 2021
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Pistol shooters’ campaign ended in disappointment when Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat failed to enter the women’s 25m sports pistol final on Friday. Rahi, who specializes in the event, shot a poor 286 in the rapid, her strength, to total 573 and finish 32nd overall.
On the other hand, Manu, who had a good precision round with 292 on Thursday, too fumbled in the rapid stage, scoring 290. She managed 582 in the qualification to finish 15th on the table. Top-8 shooters made it to the final.
Manu shot 96 in the first 10 attempts, which included a few 9s and an 8. Likewise, Rahi too struggled with consistency and shot an 8, 7 and even 6 to blow away her chances.
“Manu was shooting well, but she didn’t plan her timings well. I think she needs to work on it in the coming days,” coach Ronak Pandit said.
Russian shooter Vitalina Batsarashkina completed a double after clinching gold on Friday. Both Vitalina and Korean shooter Minjung Kim shot a new Olympic record of 38 in the final and were tied for first position. The Russian won the shoot-off.
Vitalina had earlier clinched gold in the 10m air pistol event. The bronze went to China’ 19-year-old Jiaruixuan Xiao, who shot 29.





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