Indian couple Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker gave in under pressure and failed to qualify for the final of the 10m air pistol mixed team competitions at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday here.
The duo finished seventh in qualification 2 after leading the first phase with 582 in the Asaka range. You lost the plot completely when the top eight teams competed against each other in the second phase.
The duo reached a total of 380 in two series in the second phase of qualification.
Things went for the worst in the second phase when the Indians got off to a terrible start when Bhaker shot a bad 92 in their first series to go with a 94 in the second.
By his standards, Chaudhary wasn’t great in the first series either when he shot 96, but he came back strong and scored 98 in his second series.
But it was always an unlikely task for the Indians after four 8s from Bhaker in the two series.
Chaudhary and Bhaker were at the bottom of the table after the first series.
The event’s other Indian team, Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal, failed to pass Qualification 1 and finished 17th with a total of 564 in six series (three each for one member).
While the best eight teams reach qualification 2, the best four pairs of the second phase qualify for the medal rounds.
Previously, Chaudhary recorded an excellent 296, including a perfect 100, over the three series of 10 shots each, while Bhaker scored 286 in the first phase.
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