Olympian and former world number one Manu Bhaker won a double gold medal at the 20th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial (KSSM) shooting competition by winning both the women’s and junior women’s 10m air pistol titles, the pistol event for which is being held at Bhopal’s MP Shooting Academy. range.
In the final match, Manu of Haryana defeated Arshdeep Kaur of Punjab 16-14.
Manu topped the eight women’s semi-finals with a score of 263.9, while Arshdeep followed her in the gold medal event with a score of 260.5 to finish second. Haryana’s Radhika Tanwar also won bronze medal.
In the junior competition, Manu was up against Yuvika Tomar of Uttar Pradesh (UP), who was the best shooter in qualifying, finishing with a score of 584 in both the women’s and junior women’s qualifiers. Manu was too good for them though, sealing the final 16-12. Bronze again went to Haryana as Lakshita finished the semi-final stage with a score of 246.7 behind Yuvika’s 252.7 and Manu’s 249.
Shikha Narwal won in youth category where Lakshya won silver medal.
Yuvika won the gold that day, however, teamed up with Anjali Choudhary and Devanshi Dhama to capture the team title for UP Haryana won the silver and Maharashtra won the bronze.
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