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Manu-Saurabh crash out of Q2 in 10m Air Pistol mixed doubles event; Yashaswini-Abhishek fail to qualify for second stage

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 27, 2021 07:05 IST

Two young pairs will represent India at the 10m Air Pistol mixed event.

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Right then, that brings us to the end of the coverage from this event. This is Farzan signing off on behalf of his colleague, Ankit Sharma. We'll be back with more Olympics coverage soon. Until then, you can catch all the updates from Tokyo Olympics 2020 here.

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Both Indian teams are knocked out of the event. The Indian group, consisting of Yashaswini Singh Deswal & Abhishek Verma were knocked out of the event, having finished at 17th rank with 564 points in the Qualification Stage 1. The other team, consisting of the likes of Manu Bhaker & Saurabh Chaudhary got through the first stage of the event courtesy of bagging 582. They finished first in Qualification Stage 1 but fell apart in the second stage of the qualification event. 

They managed to get only 380 points and finished 7th in Qualification Stage 2. With that poor position, the Indian duo were knocked out of the event and thus India's chances of winning a medal were done and dusted. 

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Scores of 94 and 98 in the second series for Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary. They end up with a total of 380, which is nowhere nearly close enough to even ensure India a fight for even a bronze medal. A sad ending for two brilliant athletes, who were one of the best bets for India to win a medal! 

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Manu Bhaker - Series 2

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Manu Bhaker gets two 8's and there go India's chance of a medal in Pistol shooting. Heartbreaking for Manu as she was doing so well throughout the series, but the pressure got to her, and she fell short.  

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Saurabh Chaudhary - Series 2

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Bull's eye for Saurabh Chaudhary to finish his second series. Gets in two 10's to finish 
Just two 9's in the second series, with all the remaining being 10's. 

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Two 10's and a 9 for Saurabh Chaudhary in his final half of Series 2. Two more shots for him, let's hope he nails them. Manu Bhaker continues with a 10 as well. 

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9, 10, 10, 10, 9 are Manu Bhaker's scores after her first five shots. India up to the fifth spot now. 

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Manu Bhaker starts with a 9, followed by a couple of 10's in her first three shots. India climbing up the ladder slowly, sitting in 6th position now. 

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Saurabh Chaudhary starts off with a hat trick of 10's in his second series of Qualifier 2. Add another 10 and a 9 to that, as his score card reads 10, 10, 10, 10, 9. 

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Manu Bhaker - Series 1

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Manu gets another 8 as she finishes her first series. 8, 10, 10, 9, 8 are her last five shots. India slide back down to the last position, and they'll need to be inch perfect on the last series to come back from here. 

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Saurabh Chaudhary - Series 1

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10, 9, 10, 10, 10 for Saurabh Chaudhary to finish his first series. A total of 96 for him. He will although do better than that in the second series, if India are to push for a medal. 

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Manu Bhaker gets an 8 and India slips to the eighth position. A lot of nerves at the moment for the young Indian dup. Manu Bhaker follows with a 9 and an 8, whereas Saurabh Chaudhary gets in a couple of 10's. With that, India climbs up and reaches the 7th position. 

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A brace of 10's from Manu Bhaker with her next two shots, whereas Saurabh Chaudhary gets in a brace of 9's. The Indian team are in the bottom half of the team. They'll hope that the other shooters make a mistake, which would help them climb up the points table.

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A nine each in the second shot, from Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary. They've been pushed down to the 7th spot and will have to fight back up now. 

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Saurabh Chaudhary starts off with a 10, and Manu Bhaker with a 9. Positive start to set the ball rolling in the second qualifier. 

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Right then, we're back with the Qualification Stage 2 underway! Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary will shoot from firing points 27 & 28, respectively.

In this stage, each shooter gets 20 shots each, with the top teams making it to the Gold Medal match. The third and fourth teams will fight for the bronze medal. The bottom four teams will be eliminated from the event. 

Let's hope the Indian duo can finish in the top two, which will guarantee a medal for India for sure.

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Manu Bhaker/Saurabh Chaudhary have started well as India are in search of their first medal in shooting. The fans will have their hopes pinned on the duo of Manu & Saurabh as they could be the ones to bag a medal for India. Let's take a quick look at the top eight before moving to Qualification Stage 2.

The other Indian group, consisting of Yashaswini Singh Deswal & Abhishek Verma after knocked out of the event, having finished at 17th rank with 564 points.

1. India (Manu Bhaker/Saurabh Chaudhary) - 582 
2. ROC (Vitalina Batsarashkina/Artem Chernousov) - 581
3. People's Republic of China (Ranxin Jiang/Wei Pang) - 581
4. Ukraine (Olena Kostevych/Oleh Omelchuk) - 580
5. Serbia (Zorana Arunović/Damir Mekic) - 577
6. Australia (Dina Aspandiyarova/Daniel Repacholi) - 576
7. People's Republic of China (Qian Wang/Zhengyang He) - 576
8. Iran (Haniyeh Rostamiyan/Javad Foroughi) - 575

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Yashaswini Deswal finishes with 281 and Abhishek Verma with 283, and a combined total of 564. They finish on the 17th place and have been knocked out of the tournament. 

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A fantastic first stage of qualification for Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary who finish with individual scores of 286 and 296 (out of a possible 300) and a team score of 582, just one more than the second ranked teams from Russia and China who are tied at 281. 

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Saurabh Chaudhary - Series 3

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Manu Bhaker - Series 3

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Abhishek Verma - Series 3

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Manu Bhaker finishes her third series, exactly like her first, with five 9's and five 10's each. Finishes with 95. 

Saurabh Chaudhary get's a near perfect score again, with two 9's and eight 10's to finish with 98. 

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Yashaswini Singh Deswal - Series 3

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Abhishek Verma finishes his third series with a score of 97, his best so far. Manages to get seven 10's and three 9's. 

His partner Yashaswini Deswal though, manages more of 9's. Five in a row to start with, and two more to finish with. Two 10's and an 8 to finish her third series with 91. 

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Yashaswini Singh Deswal - Series 2

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Saurabh Chuaudhry is quick to start with the third series, bags in a 9 among four 10's to break his streak of consecutive 10's. 
Manu Bhaker starts with a 10 and three 9's. She's been slightly loose since her first set it seems like. 

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Abhishek Verma - Series 2

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Manu Bhaker - Series 2

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Saurabh Chaudhary - Series 2

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Manu Bhaker gets in two 9's and three 10's to finish her second series with a score of 94, three less than the first, but her partner has helped cover that up with a perfect score. They still sit pretty at the top. 

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Abhishek Verma finishes his second series with three 10's and two 9's in the latter half, finishes with a total of 94.

Yashaswini Deswal gets in her first 8, among a couple of 9's and 10's to wrap up her second series with a score of 95. 

The duo on the 16th place now. 

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Abhishek Verma - Series 1

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Yashaswini Singh Deswal - Series 1

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Two 10's, two 9's and an 8 for Verma to start his second series. His partner, Deswal, bags in one 9 from the first 5, with the other four being 10's. They are up to the 15th spot now. 

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Saurabh Chaudhary - Series 1

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Manu Bhaker has started off her second series with two 10's and three 9's to follow it. 

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Saurabh Chaudhary finishes his second series with a perfect 100, missing out on absolutely nothing. What a start from the young talent. 

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Manu Bhaker - Series 1

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Chaudhary starts off the second series perfectly with five 10's in a row. He's brought his A game here today. 

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The top eight teams in Qualification stage 1 advance to Qualification stage 2. Both Indian teams will look to finish in the top eight.

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Manu Bhaker ends her first series really strong, with three 9's and seven 10's. Just the difference of one 10 from her partner. 

Scores of 97 and 98 for Bhaker and Chaudhary at the end of the first series.

Deswal and Verma finish with 95 and 92. 

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Abhishek Verma fights back strong after the lone 7, and ends the first series on a high, getting in four consecutive 10's to wrap it up. Deswal on the other hand, plays between the 9 and 10, ending up five of each to end the first series. 
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