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Manu Bhaker clinched her second gold medal at International Shooting Sport Federation President’s Cup on Tuesday, which she won on the final day partnering Turkey’s Ozgur Varlik in the 25m rapid fire pistol mixed team competition.

Rahi Sarnobat landed yet another top class international medal to her tally, pocketing the women’s 25m pistol silver, which ended in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Tuesday.

The efforts meant that Indians won a total of five medals in the prestigious year ending event.

Bhaker had earlier partnered Iran’s Javad Foroughi to clinch the 10m air pistol mixed team title, on day two of competitions.

The seasoned Rahi Sarnobat was in her elements again on Tuesday in the women’s 25m pistol final. She shot 3s and 4s consistently to climb from fifth place initially to second after the fifth five-shot series. She maintained that position from there on and was three points behind the gold-winning German Doreen Veenekamp, going into the 10th and final series. She managed two hits to the German’s one to end with 31 – just two behind Veenekamp. She missed a few crucial shots in the last two series after suffering a pistol malfunction when on 29 points with the leader on 32.

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