Olympic-bound Rahi Sarnobat clinched the women’s 25m pistol gold medal at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Osijek, Croatia, on Monday.  Manu Bhaker ended seventh in the same event.

Sarnobat’s gold is India’s first in the ongoing edition after the country secured one silver and two bronze medals earlier in the tournament.

The 30-year-old Sarnobat fired a final score of 39 after qualifying second with a total of 591. Her performance in the final included perfect scores in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth series.

The silver went to France’s Mathilde Lamolle, who scored 31 in the final.

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In the qualification, Sarnobat fired a brilliant 296 in the rapid-fire round on Monday. Her precision score was an equally impressive 295 on Sunday.

Bhaker recorded a total of 588 to qualify third after firing a 296 in the…

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