Tokyo, 30 July: Shooting, Women’s 25m Pistol qualification: Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker fail to qualify for finals in Tokyo Olympics.
19-year-old Manu Bhaker yet again misses out on a very close qualification. Tokyo 2020 has been harsh on her. She backed up yesterday’s total of 292 with a 290 today. Falling short of just one point, Manu would reflect back to the two 8’s she shot in the rapid-fire round which sealed her fate. A couple of 9’s there would have taken her to the top 8.
That’s how this sport is, you’re always gonna be left with regrets and heartbreak if you don’t succeed. As Abhinav Bindra once said ” We are talking millimetres here, and sometimes even a tenth of a millimetre like your hair, just one hair of yours. It can be the difference between a gold medal and going home with absolutely nothing.”