(Last Updated on : 20/04/2018)
Manu Bhaker is an Indian sport shooter
who won the gold medal in women's 10 metres air pistol event at 2018 Commonwealth Games, just at the age of 16 in her maiden Commonwealth Games. She represented India at the 2018 ISSF World Cup and won two gold medals. She is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup.
Early Life of Manu Bhaker
Manu Bhaker was born on 18th February 2002, in Goria village near Jhajjar in the Jhajjar district
. Her father Ram Kishan Bhaker works as a chief engineer in the Merchant Navy.
Career of Manu Bhaker
At the 2017 Asian Junior Championships, she won the silver medal. In the 2017 National games held at Kerala
, she won nine gold medals and defeated multiple World Cup medallist Heena Sidhu
and broke Sidhu's record of 240.8 points, scoring 242.3 points in the final match. She won the gold medal in the Women's 10 meter air pistol in the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup held at Guadalajara, Mexico. She became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the World Cup.
She won her second gold medal at the World Cup in the 10 meters Air Pistol mixed team event and was paired with Om Prakash Mitharval. She won the gold medal in 2018 Commonwealth Games with setting a new Commonwealth Games record of 240.9 points.
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