ISSF President's Cup 2021: Manu Bhaker bags second gold medal, Rahi Sarnobat quells equipment malfunction to win silver

Manu bags second gold medal, Rahi Sarnobat wins silver at ISSF President's Cup (Pic Credit: NRAI)
Manu bags second gold medal, Rahi Sarnobat wins silver at ISSF President's Cup (Pic Credit: NRAI)

Ace Indian shooter Manu Bhaker and her Turkish partner Ozgur Varlik clinched a gold medal in the 25m Rapid Fire Mixed Team Pistol event on Tuesday. This will be Manu's second gold medal at the ongoing ISSF President's Cup in Wroclaw, Poland.

And that's yet another one for Manu- her second🥇here. The 🇨🇳/🇪🇪 pair mounted a decent comeback, mostly on the back of the Olesk but Manu/Varlik clinches the required 9 points to end the ISSF President's Cup 2021 on a high for 🇮🇳 with 2🥇,2🥈and 1🥉

Earlier, Manu bagged a gold medal with partner Javad Foroughi of Iran in the 10m air pistol mixed team event on the opening day of the ISSF President’s Cup.

Manu, alongside Ozgur Varlik, finished second in the qualification round. They came in behind the Chinese-Estonian duo of Xiao Jiaruixuan and Peeter Olesk in the 25m rapid fire mixed team Pistol event on Monday.

India’s ⁦@realmanubhaker⁩ partners Turkey’s Ozgur Varlik to win 🥇 in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol 🔫 Mixed Team at the ⁦@ISSF_Shooting#PresidentsCup in Wroclaw, Poland. This was her second gold in thr prestigious event. #india #shooting

Rahi Sarnobat overcomes pistol malfunction to win silver, Manu missed posium finish at the 2021 ISSF President's Cup:

Indian pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat bagged a silver medal in the women's 25m pistol event at the ongoing ISSF President's Cup on Tuesday.

Rahi managed to score 31 points in the finals. She bravely managed to uphold her composure despite the equipment malfunction during the 25m pistol final event.

Rahi could have managed a better score. Unfortunately, she mistargeted a few crucial shots in the last two series after suffering a pistol malfunction.

Meanwhile, Vennekamp of Germany clinched a gold medal with a score of 33, just two points ahead of Rahi. French shooter and reigning European champion Mathilde Lamolle settled for a bronze medal with 27 points.

🇮🇳's @SarnobatRahi wins 🥈 in 25m Women’s Pistol event at @ISSF_Shooting President’s Cup 2021. Many congratulations to her 👏@realmanubhaker is set to play in Gold medal match of 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Team event with partner #OzgurVarlik 🇹🇷 later in the day#Shooting

Manu Baker also competed in the same event but could only secure a sixth place finish.

Both Rahi and Manu pulled off identical scores in the qualification round on Monday. They scored 583 points respectively in the qualification round.

Second 🥇 for 🇮🇳's @realmanubhaker at the @ISSF_Shooting President's Cup 2021, PolandManu 🇮🇳 and Varlik 🇹🇷 won in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed team eventWith this, 🇮🇳 ends the campaign at ISSF President's Cup with 2 🥇, 2 🥈 and 1 🥉Many congratulations 👏🏼😀#Shooting

With this, India concludes the 2021 ISSF President's Cup campaign with five medals. Two gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal was India's final tally at the prestigious shooting event.

Also read: ISSF President’s Cup 2021: Manu Bhaker continues impressive form, will compete in 25m pistol final with compatriot Rahi Sarnobat

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Edited by Diptanil Roy
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