ISSF Shooting World Cup 2021: Indian Duo Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary bag Silver

The Indian duo of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won a silver medal against the Russian duo at the ISSF Shooting World Cup 2021.

Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary, Tokyo Olympics 2020 LIVE
Shooting at Tokyo Olympics: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary

Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary earlier today reached the final of 10m air pistol mixed team event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup 2021 in Croatia on Saturday. They faced off against the Russian duo of Vitalina Batsarashkina and Artem Chernousov in the final.

It was a terrific match from the Indian duo, as they fought back valiantly from 6-2 and then from 12-6 to level out the match twice. However the consistency of the Russians deterred the Indians from picking up the title at the World Cup. The winning streak of the young Indians unfortunately stopped, but they managed to bag a silver medal which was a great feat.

Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh miss out on bronze in the ISSF Shooting World Cup 2021

Abhishek Verma and Yashashwini Singh
Abhishek Verma and Yashashwini Singh

The other Indian duo in the fight was Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh, who were to face off against Golnoush Sebghatollahi and Javad Foroughi of Iran.

In a disappointing finish, the Indians finished outside the medal tally, coming fourth against the Iranian pair in the 10m air pistol mixed team event.

However, the Indian rifle shooters competing in the 10m air mixed event had a disappointing event with both teams failing to make it to the finals. While Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar reached the second qualification round, finishing sixth with 416.1, Anjum Moudgil and Deepak Kumar failed to clear the first qualifying round. The pair came a disappointing 15th for a total of 624.6.

India has won 2 medals at the event so far, with Saurabh Chaudhary clinching an individual bronze.

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