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National Shooting C’ships: Manu Bhaker wins women’s, junior’s 25m titles to take personal tally to 4

National Shooting C’ships: Manu Bhaker wins women’s, junior’s 25m titles to take personal tally to 4

Olympian Manu Bhaker, swept the women’s 25m pistol competition at the 65th National Shooting Championship Competitions (65th NSCC), adding the individual women’s and junior women’s gold to the two team golds she had already won in the discipline.

In a stellar show, Manu, representing Haryana, outgunned the CRPF’s Pushpanjali Rana 33-27 in the women’s medal match here at the MP Shooting Academy range in Bhopal and then her state-mate Vibhuti Bhatia 32-24, in the junior women’s title round to bag an individual double. She had already secured both the team golds in the events on Wednesday itself.

On Thursday, she came second in the first semi-final of the women’s 25m pistol to Pushpanjali to make it to the four-woman medal round. In the juniors, she topped the second semi-final for a shot at a medal. Vibhuti won bronze in the women’s event while Telangana’s Megana Sadula won bronze in the juniors.

Over at the Vattiyoorkkavu Shooting Range in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, where the Rifle nationals are taking place, Punjab’s Samiksha Dhingra and Arjun won the 10m air rifle mixed team competition with a fluent 17-5 win over Madhya Pradesh’s Shreya Agrawal and Harshit Binjwa. Rajasthan’s Divyansh Singh Panwar and Nisha Kanwar and Tamil Nadu’s Sri Karthik...

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