On July 27, Tokyo will host a mixed 10m air pistol shooting competition. In this article, we will tell you what you need to know about the bookmaker odds for the upcoming competition.
Forecast for shooting from a pneumatic pistol from 10 meters
Shooting from a pneumatic pistol has already brought Russia one gold medal. Russian Vitalina Batsarashkina showed the best result in the women’s tournament and set an Olympic record, beating Antoaneta Kostadinova from Bulgaria and Ransin Jiang from China.
But the men shot much worse. So, one of the five favorites, Artem Chernousov took 11th place in the qualification. His colleague Vadim Mukhametyanov took 23rd place.
In the mixed pair, Russia will be represented by Chernousov and Batsarashkina, which means that Russia still has a chance to get another medal. Nevertheless, India will be the main favorite in the mixed classification, that will be represented by Chaudhary Saurabh and Manu Bhaker.
Saurabh showed the best result among men, gaining 586 points. Bhacker finished in 12th place – it was all the fault of an unexpected pistol breakage, which took a lot of time from the athlete. Nevertheless, even taking into account the technical problems, the athlete managed to score an impressive 575 points.