NEW DELHI: Manu Bhaker clinched India’s first ever gold medal in shooting at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, shooting 236.5 in the final. Russia’s Iana Enina won the silver with 235.9, while Nino Khutsiberidze bagged the bronze medal.
The pistol shooter from Haryana shot 236.5 in the eight-final to clinch the yellow metal. Bhaker began the eight-woman final with a 10.0 and followed it up with a 10.1 and 10.4. She led the Stage 1 with 99.3 after a sequence that included seven scores of 10 and above.
Earlier, Bhaker topped the qualifying with 576, which included a series of 95, 96, 96, 96, 95, 98 and placed second and third in the qualification were Russia’s Enina Iana and Chinese Lu Kaiman with 569, the gulf in scores clearly highlighting the form the Indian was in.
This is an important win for me. It will be a morale booster as I look forward to bringing home more laurels,” said Bhaker agter clinching the gold.
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