Bhopal: India's Sarabjot Singh clinched the gold medal while Varun Tomar finished with bronze in the men's 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh yesterday.

China’s Li Xue won the gold while Germany’s Doreen Vennekamp settled for silver in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event. China’s Qian Wei completed the podium with a bronze medal finish. 

Meanwhile, ace Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal failed to progress beyond the qualification round.  

Manu Bhaker, a Youth Olympic Games champion finished a disappointing 16th

with 568 points. Among the other Indian shooters Esha Singh placed sixth, Yashaswini Singh Deswal ninth and Rhythm Sangwan finished 13th position. Divya Thadigol, who was third in the qualification round with 579 points, got eliminated in the ranking round. 

Meanwhile, the Indian pair of Hriday Hazarika-Tilottama Sen and Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil-Narmada Raju will be in action in the 10m Air Rifle mixed team event today. In the second event of the day, the pair of Rhythm Sangwan- Varun Tomar and Divya Thadigol-Sarabjot Singh will represent India in the 10m Air Pistol mixed team event. 

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