Asian shooting championship: Manu Bhaker wins 10m golden air gun

DOHA Manu Bhaker he claimed the 10m air gun gold medal for women in the 14th Asian Championship on Tuesday, while birthday boy Deepak Kumar secured India's 10th Olympic shooting quota.

Bhaker, 17, shot 244.3 to win first prize at his event. However, Haryana's feeling had already secured an Olympic quota at the Munich World Cup in May.

Qian Wang and Ranxin Jiang of China won silver and bronze respectively at the Bhaker event.

The other Indian who competed in the event, Yashaswini Singh Deshwal finished sixth in the final.

The third Indian in the fray, Annu Raj Singh he shot 569 for a 20th place.

The Indian trio claimed the team's bronze with a total of 1731, behind Korea and China, respectively.

Deepak was given a bronze medal in the 10-meter rifle on the day of the opening of the championship.

The silver medalist of the Jakarta Asian Games shot 227.8 in the final of eight men to finish third on the podium and increase India's odds for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Deepak, who turned 32 on Tuesday, qualified for the final in third place in the Lusail Shooting Complex after recording a sequence of scores that said 103.1, 104.8, 104.6, 105.0, 105.6, 103.7, which gives him a total of 626.8.

The rifleman, who won a bronze medal in 2018 ISSF World Cup In Guadalajara last year, he started the final with an 8.9, but backed down with nine consecutive scores of 10 and more to sit in third place after the first stage of the competition.

He continued shooting well in subsequent attempts and gave a medal and a fee to his country on the opening day of the prestigious tournament.

Deepak is the second Indian shooter to win an Olympic quota in the men's 10-meter air rifle event after Divyansh Singh Panwar, who secured it in April.

Chinese Yukun Liu (250.5) claimed the gold medal after his incredible performance saw him shoot 10 or more in all attempts.

The silver went to Haonan Yu (249.1), also Chinese. However, China has already won two installments in the same event, so they have no right to obtain more. A country can win a maximum of two Olympic berths per event.

Deepak was the most experienced of the three Indian shooters in the fray, the others were Kiran Ankush Jadhav and Yash Vardhan, who finished 14th and 30th respectively.

Divyansh and Sanjeev Rajput, both have guaranteed quotas in previous events, in the category of Minimum Qualification of Qualification (MQS).

The combination of Vivaan Kapoor and Manisha Keer's Junior Trap Mixed team also won a gold, as India completed a profitable opening day at the Lusail Shooting Complex with five medals.

In the 10-meter air rifle, the Indian trio of Elavenil Valarivan, Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela He won the silver team with a combined effort of 1883.2, finishing behind Korea (1891.7). Iran won the bronze.

Elavenil also reached the individual final, finishing fifth finally with a score of 187.1. He had previously shot a solid 629 in qualifying to reach the final in fourth place.

Anjum Moudgil missed making the finals narrowly, finishing ninth with a score of 627.6 while Apurvi Chandela finished 12th with 626.6.

India entered the tournament after securing nine installments of the Tokyo Olympic Games in rifle and gun events.

Currently, China leads the list with 25 odds and is followed by Korea and Japan with 12 slots each, in terms of fees won.

With 38 quotas on offer, the country is forming a team of 41 members, six entries for the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS), in the 15 Olympic events.

The tournament is the last chance for shooters to win odds for the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for next July-August.