On Thursday, Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat finished 5th and 25th in the women’s 25m pistol qualification (precision) at the Tokyo Olympics. Bhaker scored 292 after 30 shots on target in the precision round in a field of 44 shooters, whereas colleague Sarnobat totaled 287 in the qualifications at the Asaka Shooting Range.
On Friday, the rapid round will be held as the second stage of the qualification. In the qualification round, the top eight shooters will advance to the final. Zorana Arunovic of Serbia took the lead with 296 points, followed by Anna Korakaki of Greece with 294.
Bhaker got off to a good start in the third relay, shooting back-to-back 97s in the first two series. Bhaker climbed into the top five with 98 points after only two 9s in the third. After three points in the second series, Bhaker rallied to score five 10s in her final five shots.
Sarnobat, the gold medalist from the Osijek World Cup, began the precision round with a 96 and managed to come up with a 97 in the first relay of 10 shooters. In the final set of precision, she managed a 94 owing to an 8 and a few 9s. Her precision round total was 287/300, which put her seventh out of ten in her relay.