ISSF World Cup Baku: Manini Kaushik finishes sixth in women’s 3P event; India overall second
Manini Kaushik, reached her first senior world cup stage career final, finishing sixth in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions (3P) event as India ended their engagements at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Baku, Azerbaijan. Manini shot 415.6 in the final, which was won by Briton Seonaid McIntosh who finished with 467.0.
China’s double Olympic medallist Li Yuehong won the other final of the concluding day, the men’s 25m rapid-fire pistol (RFP), helping his country top the medal tally with four gold, one silver and two bronze medals, even as India finished second with one gold, two silver and one bronze in their kitty.
Manini, for her first final at this level, shot well and was placed fifth after the first 15-shots in the kneeling and prone positions. Briton Seonaid Mcintosh had established a big lead by then at the top of the field, about 1.6 clear of second placed Norweigian Jeannette Hegg Duestad.
She did well to hold her position after the first 10-shots in the final standing position as well, when the eighth and seventh shooters get eliminated. However, a 9.2 for her 41st shot meant that Manini had to be satisfied with a sixth-place finish.
Among the other Indians in the…