Olympics: Technical Snag Costs Manu Bhaker Final Spot

Olympics: Technical Snag Costs Manu Bhaker Final Spot

Newsdesk |
July 25, 2021

A "circuit malfunction" in her pistol cost Indian shooting ace Manu Bhaker dearly as she narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals of the women's 10m air pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday.

New Delhi, 25 July 2021

As per news report of NDTV, owing to the technical snag during the second series, Manu lost more than five minutes, enough to disturb one's rhythm in the precision sport, after making an impressive start in her maiden Olympic appearance. Her father Ramkishan Bhaker, as well as a National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) official, said that the electronic trigger of Manu's pistol had "suffered a circuit malfunction" in the middle of the second series of the qualification. Manu returned to the firing point after getting the issue fixed but, by then, it had disturbed her momentum as she went up again, against a world-class file comprising Olympic and world champions. The 19-year-old, ranked number two in the world, was pegged back by the technical glitch after a start that saw her take one of the places in the top eight. An opening of 98 was followed by 95, 94 and a 95 as the young shooter dropped out of the top-10.

Source -NDTV


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