NEW DELHI: Olympian and one of India’s most successful contemporary shooters Manu Bhaker, secured India’s 11th Paris 2024 Olympics quota place in Shooting, finishing fifth in the women’s 25m Pistol at the on-going 15th Asian Shooting Championship in Changwon, Korea.
Manu shot 24 in the final, bowing out in a shoot-off to miss out on yet another international medal. Iran’s Haniyeh Rostamiyan finished second, spoiling a Chinese medal sweep as the powerhouse nation took all the other spots from one to four.
Given China could only claim one quota and Haniyeh already had hers secured earlier, the second Paris spot was clinched by the Indian. Before bowing out, Manu was often in the top two and throughout in medal position, before a score of two and three in the seventh and eighth series saw her go into a shoot-off with Zhao Nan of China for fourth position. She missed out but the quota had already been secured. IANS
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