Manu Bhaker has shut out all the noise after a disappointing few days on her Olympic debut as the teenage shooter came up with a strong showing in the Precision round of Women’s 25 Pistol Qualification at the Asaka Shooting Range on Thursday.
Manu Bhaker in Precision Qualification Round: 97, 97, 98 – 292 with 9 inner 10s
Manu Bhaker had a difficult opening week at the Tokyo Olympics, enduring a pistol circuit malfunction during her 10m Air Pistol Qualification round and a poor outing during the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event.
But it seems Manu was able to put behind the disappointment and focus on the job in hand in her 3rd event at the Tokyo Olympics. Manu finished an impressive 5th in the 44-woman field of the Precision Round of the Women’s 25m Pistol.
Manu Bhaker shot 592 with 9 inner 10s. She opened with a 97 and managed another 97 before finishing off strongly with a 98.
On the other hand, World No.2 Rahi Sarnobat had a disappointing outing the Precision Round, managing just 987 in 3 series. She started well but fell off after managing just 94 in her third series. Rahi finished the Precision Round at the 25th spot.
Rahi Sarnobat – 96, 97, 94 – 287 with 12 inner 10s
Both Manu and Rahi will be in action on Friday morning in the Rapid round of the 25 Women’s Pistol Qualifcation. Each shooter will have 3 series of 10 shots each. And the top 8 after both the Precision and the Rapid rounds will make the final, which will be held on Friday afternoon.