The shooting itself was disappointing; No final qualification; Manu Bhacker and Saurabh Chaudhary, who were medal hopefuls, came second

Saurabh Chaudhary during the match / Twitter

Tokyo: India’s hopes in Olympics shooting are still dashed. Manu Bhacker and Saurabh Chaudhary advanced to the second round of the 10m air pistol mixed team event.

The duo advanced to the second round, giving India hope but failed to qualify for the final. Both finished seventh in the second round.

Indian medal hopeful Saurabh-Manu pair advanced to the second round of the qualifying round with 582 points. But Manu Bhacker’s poor form has seriously affected India’s progress.

Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Deshwal, who competed in the same event, were eliminated in the first round.


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