ISSF World Cup: A Second Gold For Shooter Manu Bhaker
Indian pistol shooter — 16-year-old — Manu Bhaker toiled her way through to hit the big targets at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup. She won two gold medals in the Women’s 10m Pistol and the 10m Pistol Mixed Team event in Guadalajara, Mexico, the PTI reported.
Congratulations #INdianShooting on first ever top finish!
Twin Gold medals from Manu Bhaker, and one each from 22-year-old Akhil Sheoran, Shahzar Rizvi and Om Prakash Mitharval has placed India on top in Guadalajara, Mexico World Cup Stage 1. pic.twitter.com/jDEsuai449
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On Sunday, the new sensation in pistol shooting, Manu won the 10m air pistol gold medal with Om Prakash Mitharval.
“This is unbelievable, I never thought that I would end up winning two gold medals in a senior World Cup,” Bhaker told, TOI reported.
Bhaker stole the limelight after she bagged her second successive gold medal in a mixed team pistol event. With Manu’s stellar wins India maintained a glorious form on the season’s first ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Manu earned the second gold after she performed spectacularly on the world stage. She clinched an individual gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol.
The class 11 student from Jajjar, Haryana, is now eyeing for the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney. And further she wants to perform her best in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games scheduled to take off next month.
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“I am obviously delighted with the way my maiden outing in a senior world cup panned out, and I am now looking forward to the upcoming events. As always, I will look to give my best shot and win medals for my country,” she said.
Very proud to support these 2 young shooting talents Manu Bhaker and Mehuli Ghosh @OGQ_India . Very important to stay grounded and don't hype things too much. Important year(s) ahead ???? pic.twitter.com/BGNwOQtC2x
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) March 6, 2018
Further, this memorable win has now made Manu, one of the youngest ever to win a senior World Cup Gold for India.
So after 2 Golds in the #ISSFWC already, Manu Bhaker now finishes 5th in the 25m Pistol event on her debut World Cup.
— The Bridge (@TheBridge_IN) March 10, 2018
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