Manu Bhaker has clinched gold in the women’s 10m air pistol event in the 14th Asian Championships 2019. The 17-year-old Bhaker, who hails from Haryana, had also ensured Olympic quota at the Munich World Cup in May this year. The Haryana sensation remained dominant by shooting 584 in the qualifying round and 244.3 in the finals and thus make sure to win the gold for the country.
So far, India has secured 10 quotas in the Tokyo Olympics in rifle and pistol events. While China secured 25 quotas and Korea 12 quotas in the Asian region for the Tokyo Olympics. China is currently leading the Olympic quotas chart while Korea at second place and Japan at third.
Earlier, Deepak Kumar had won a bronze medal in men’s 10m air rifle event. Deepak also ensured India’s 10th Tokyo Olympics quota in shooting. This is the second Indian after Divyanish Singh Panwar who has clinched the Olympic quota in the Asian Asian Championships.
The other shooters who ensured India’s entry in Tokyo Olympics quota in shooting are Yashaswini Singh Deswal. The 22-year-old scored 578 in the qualifiers and 157.4 in the finals to clinch the title.
Another Indian shooter Annu Raj Singh shot 569 and won the bronze in the event. Vivaan and Manisha slammed Ting Zhang and Pengyu Chen of china by scoring 34-29 and won the gold in the final match.
The other shooters include Anjum Moudgil, Elavenil Valarivan who too had clinched titles in the championships. The 14th Asian Championship is the last chance for shooters to earn quotas for the Tokyo Olympics which is slated for next July-August. With 38 quotas on offer, a 41-member team has been fielded by India where six entries for Minimum Qualification Score.