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Jaipur girl Manini Kaushik wins Gold at world championships; sets world record

Jaipur’s Manini is a state and national champion in the 10-air rifle championship. So far, she has won 35 medals in state and national shooting championships, out of which 25 are gold medals.

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September 7, 2018 4:20 pm

Manini Kaushik who won world championship

Jaipur: Jaipur’s junior shooter seventeen-year-old Manini Kaushik bashed Gold medal in a team event at world rifle championships organized by International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) on Friday. The women’s 10m air rifle team of Elavenil Valarivan, Shreya Agarwal and Manini Kaushik produced a charismatic performance for a Gold and has set the world record at World Championships.

Elavenil Valarivan scored 631, Shreya Agarwal 628.5 and Manini Kaushik 621 to a total of 1880.7 by setting a world record at world championships. The score by Elavenil, a junior world cup gold-medallist, was also a new junior world record.

Jaipur’s Manini is a state and national champion in the 10-air rifle championship. So far, she has won 35 medals in state and national shooting championships, out of which 25 are gold medals. She also won two silver medals in the Delhi’s master cup in the junior category. She also participated in Junior world cup competition held at Russia.

Manini’s father Anil Kaushik is a Judge in Sikar. His father brought Air gun for his interest but soon Manini started to shoot targets as good as his father and started her career with state-level championships.

In another event, the 17-year-old Indian boy clinched the yellow metal after prevailing in a shoot-off at the prestigious International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) tournament. The bronze went to Russia’s Grigorii Shamakov, who managed a score of 228.6 in the final.

First published: September 7, 2018
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