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.
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
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
A younger Manu Bhaker (fourth from left) during a shooting event at her Universal
Mother – Sumedha
Brother – Akhil
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
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.
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.
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
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.