This past one month, Indian pistol shooter — 16-year-old — Manu Bhaker became a household name. She toiled her way through to hit the big targets at the ISSF Junior World Cup and clinched the gold medal after knocking down Thailand’s Kanyakorn Hirunphoem in a thrilling final of the women’s 10m air pistol event on Saturday, NDTV reoported.
Manu secured India’s second individual gold in the tournament. She captured two gold medals — in individual and team events
She won two gold medals in the Women’s 10m Pistol and the 10m Pistol Mixed Team event in her maiden senior World Cup in Mexico recently. The new sensation in pistol shooting, Manu shot a glorious 235.9 to finish top of the podium, while Hirunphoem had to settled for silver after scoring 234.9. Chinese Kaiman Lu (214.2) finished with the bronze.
Congratulations to #ManuBhaker, Haryana’s daughter for winning another Gold medal at the Women's #AirPistol event in the @ISSF_Shooting Junior World Cup in Sydney with a wonderful performance. We are extremely proud of your achievement!#ISSFJWC
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) March 24, 2018
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A thrilling win for 16-year-old Indian 🇮🇳 sensation Manu Bhaker!https://t.co/cm3Sh6JW3D #ISSFJWC pic.twitter.com/8XadRcLaCn
— ISSF (@ISSF_Shooting) March 24, 2018
Shooters Manu, Rana and Mahima Agrawal earned India atop of the team podium with, while Xiao, Lu and Li Xue won silver for China. Thailand’s Hirunphoem, Luxciga Srinitivoravong and Warunyapha Kaewngoen took the team bronze. Meanwhile, another Indian shooter Devanshi Rana also qualified for the final and finished fourth with 195.3.
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The memorable win in Mexico now made Manu, one of the youngest ever to win a senior World Cup Gold for India.
Manu Bhaker Wins Gold In 10m Air Pistol Shooting Event At #ISSFJuniorWorldCup. 16-Year Old #ManuBhaker Won 2 Golds In Senior World Cup Just 2 Weeks Before. 3 Golds In Less Than A Month. Congrats Golden Girl. 💪🙏🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ueGRRIn1JG
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) March 24, 2018
“This is unbelievable, I never thought that I would end up winning two gold medals in a senior World Cup,” Manu told back then, TOI reported.
Proud moment for #India!
Manu Bhaker wins 10m Air Pistol Gold & team Gold with Devanshi Rana & Mahima Turhi Agrawal creating world record at the Jr #Shooting World Cup at #Sydney, #Australia from 19-29.3.2018. Kudos for the splendid victory! Keep shining! #SAI 🇮🇳🥇🥇 pic.twitter.com/7SiCxTeEtv
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) March 24, 2018
The class 11 student from Jajjar, Haryana, and the 16-year-old Manu is now eyeing further and wants to perform her best in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games scheduled to take off next month.
Congratulations Manu Bhaker, Ur the real ⭐️
10m Women's Air Pistol @ ISSF World Cup in Mexico: Manu Bhaker wins🥇on last shot
10m Women's Air Pistol @ ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney: Bhaker wins🥇on last shot
Thus bringing Glory for 🇮🇳 India👍 pic.twitter.com/Bk0uDZMjPD
— Dr Vineet Punia (@VineetPunia) March 24, 2018
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