Manu Bhaker (shooter) – Family, Medals & Records

Manu Bhaker is an Indian Women shooter age 16 (as on published date) She represented India at the 2018 ISSF World Cup and won two gold medals. Manu is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at International Level. Just at the age of 16, she won gold in 2018 commonwealth games, it was her Maiden appearance.

Medals

Gold – 2
Silver – 1 (Asian Junior Championships 2017)
Bronze – 0

Early Life and Family

Manu Bhaker was born in Goria village near Jhajjar in the Jhajjar district of Haryana, in 2001. Her father, Ram Kishan Bhaker, works as a chief engineer in the Merchant Navy.

Manu Bhaker Family

Manu Bhaker Family
Bhaker won many medals at national games in different games and sports until like Huyen langlon, a Manipuri martial art, as well as boxing, tennis and skating until the age of 14.

Manu Bhaker at her school

Manu Bhaker at her schoolA younger Manu Bhaker (fourth from left) during a shooting event at her Universal

Mother  – Sumedha
Brother – Akhil

Career

2017

With an expense of 150000 ₹ by her father, Bhaker decided to take up competitive shooting. She first won the silver medal at the 2017 Asian Junior Championships at the international level and tasted success.

Manu Bhaker & Heena  Sidhu shooting at CWG 2018

Manu Bhaker shooting at CWG 2018

In the 2017 National games held in Kerala, Bhaker won nine gold medals and defeated multiple World Cup medalist Heena Sidhu and broke Sidhu’s record of 240.8 points, scoring 242.3 points in the final.

2018

Bhaker won the gold medal in the Women’s 10-meter air pistol in the 2018 International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup held in Guadalajara, Mexico, by defeating Mexico’s Alejandra Zavala, a two-time champion.

Bhaker scored 237.5 in the final match against Zavala, who scored 237.1.
By winning the gold medal at age 16, Bhaker became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the World Cup.

Manu won her second gold medal at the World Cup in the 10 meter Air Pistol mixed team event.
She was paired with fellow countrymen Om Prakash Mitharval. The pair shot a score of 476.1 points, by defeating Sandra Reitz and Christian Reitz who scored 475.2.

Manu-Bhaker & Anmol Jointly Lift Gold

Bhaker scored 388/400 points at 2018 Commonwealth Games in women’s 10m air pistol qualifying round and qualified for the finals.

Manu Bhaker wins Gold at Commonwealth Games 2018

Manu Bhaker wins Gold at Commonwealth Games 2018

In the final round of the women’s 10m air pistol event during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, she secured the gold medal by setting a new Commonwealth Games record of 240.9 points.

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