Youth Olympic Games champion Manu Bhaker won a double, coming up trumps in both the Women’s 25m Pistol and Women’s Junior 25m Pistol T2 trials at the ongoing National Shooting Trials for Rifle and Pistol disciplines in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Manu topped qualifications in both categories shooting 584. She won the Women’s competition with a final round score of 32, getting the better of Abhidnya Ashok Patil of Maharashtra who shot 28. Manu’s state-mate Gauri Sheoran came third with 24.
In the Junior final Manu shot 30, but was still better than another state-mate Rhythm Sangwan who shot 27. It was a Haryana 1-2-3 with Vibhuti Bhatia coming in third with a score of 25.
Like Manu, another Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota holder Chinki Yadav also made it to the Women’s final, coming second behind Manu in qualification with a score of 582. She came fifth in the final.