Manu Bhaker , a 16 years old teenage girl created history by clinching 2 gold medals for India in 10m air pistol at ISSF world cup 2018 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The shooting sensation hails from jhajjar district in Haryana.
Shooting happened to her by chance and its been just two years when she started shooting.
The 11th standard student is the youngest shooter of India who bagged world cup gold medals.
Manu made her absolute debut in ISSF competetion by winning gold medal in 10m air pistol individual category by beating Alejandra Zavala , a two times world cup champion who has been shooting since 1998, four years before Manu was born.
Ms. Bhaker made heads turn by grabbing one more gold for 10m air pistol mixed category. She teamed up with Om Prakash Mitharval for this category.
Recently, Manu secured another gold in women’s 10m air pistol by defeating Thailand’s Kanyakorn Hirunphoem in ISSF Junior World Cup held in Sydney, Australia. She also won gold in mixed 10m air pistol with Anmol by qualifying world record in the same event.
Hitting gold back to back, she again claimed gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol in Commonwealth Games 2018 held at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. She became youngest player to win gold in Commonwealth Games.
Manu Bhaker first came into light when she broke national record held by Malaika Goel with stunning performance at Khelo India School Games.
The teenage shooter won 10m air pistol against highly experienced Heena Sidhu at 61th National Shooting Championship. Where she broke Heena Sidhu’s long lasting record.
When she was 6 years old she started boxing. The shooter has a natural talent for sports. She can put a new sport quite easily. She has played Cricket, Kabbadi, Tang Ta, Tennis, and Karate.
Manu was a state level champion in skating and won medals in athletics too.
She won gold in Tang Ta Nationals and has a national level medal in Karate.
Bhaker is academically bright too. She got 10 CGPA in boards and wants to be a doctor.