Young shooting sensation, Manu Bhaker is one of the most talented Indian sports shooters and came into the limelight after representing India at the 2018 ISSF World Cup. Manu Bhaker hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. She is currently pursuing her studies at Universal Public Senior Secondary School. She has been raved as India’s next shooter of our nation. She was inspired by her mentor Jaspal Rana who inspired to take up the sport.
Bhakar has been top of her games and was really looking forward to compete at the Summer Games but the Coronavirus has put the world on lockdown. She was quoted saying “I was expecting some tournaments to be affected but suddenly everything has been impacted by the pandemic, everything is getting cancelled. I feel both positive and disappointed at the same time. We were at the peak of our performance recently and would have been nice to compete at the Olympics right now.”
The sensational duo Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary created history once again by winning the gold medal in 10m mixed air pistol at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi. Team India defeated Golnoush Sebhatollahi and Javed Foroughi of Iran 16-12, making a brilliant rally post taking a lead to 0-4 at the end of the second series. With this win India has won its fifth gold at the ongoing event.
Team India also won the bronze medal all thanks to superb performance by Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Abhishek Verma, who beat Turkey’s Sevval Ilayda Tarhan and Ismail Keles 17-13. The news was confirmed by National Rifle Association of India, who took social media to confirm the news and wrote, “More GOLD for India!!! @SChaudhary2002 & @realmanubhaker win the 10M Air Pistol Mixed Team event at the @ISSF_Shooting
World Cup #NewDelhi 2021 beating Iran 16-12 in the final. Many Congratulations! #ISSFWorldCup #ShootingWorldCup #India”
India is leading the medal tally with by 12 medals and counting, consisting of 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. United States of America are second with 6 medals (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze) followed by Denmark (2 gold), Iran (1 gold, 1 silver) and Great Britain (1 gold).