ISSF World Cup: Panchkula’s Yashaswini Deswal shoots gold

Vinayak Padmadeo
Today News Online Service
New Delhi, March 20

Haryana was in the limelight as Panchkula’s Yashaswini Deswal and Jhajjar’s Manu Bhaker won gold and silver in the women’s 10m air pistol on Day 2 of the ISSF World Cup here today.

Yashaswini upstaged the more celebrated Manu by finishing 2.1 points ahead, totalling 238.8 points to Manu’s 236.7. However, clearly feeling the after-effects of the Covid-induced hiatus, India’s shooters missed a glorious opportunity to finish the day on a high.

After the gold-silver by the women, India expected Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma also to do a 1-2. However, Iran’s Javad Foroughi pipped Chaudhary to gold on the last shot.

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