Just 19 and Manu Bhaker's Tokyo 2020 experience has been anything but ideal. The Olympic debutant suffered a gun malfunction in her opening event, the 10m air pistol, in which she's also currently the second ranked player in the world. She then paired up with Saurabh Chaudhary in the 10m air pistol Mixed Team event in which the pair were the gold medal favourites, however, a few errors on the part of the young 19-year-old meant they finished at the seventh position.
Being the only Indian shooter selected to compete in three events at the Tokyo Games, Manu still has one shot at redemption and she's staged a big comeback, finishing fifth after the first round of qualification round of the 20m air pistol event.
Manu shot 97, 97 and 98 in the three rounds of precision on Thursday to finish with a total score of 292. She's placed fifth among the 44 shooters in competition.
Rahi Sarnobat, the other Indian competing in the event, has finished the precision round in the 25th position with a score of 287. The 30-year-old is the current world number one in the event, while manu is ranked second.
Serbia's Zorana Arunovic is placed at the first position after the completion of the round, having scored 296.
There will be a second 'Rapid' round of qualification on Friday that starts at 5:30am and the top eight shooters with the best combined scores will move into the final that will get underway at 10:30am IST.
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