In a big sport development, Manu Bhaker became the first shooter from India to claim a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games. The games, taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina saw a spectacular performance by Bhaker. The 16-year old sensation shot 236.5 to stand at the top of the points table in the women’s 10m air pistol event. Close on the heels was Iana Enina from Russia who won the silver medal with a score of 235.9 and Nino Khutsiberidze settled for the bronze medal.

This will help her regain her confidence – Manu Bhaker’s dad

The World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medallist began with a shot of 10.0 in the final, adding a 10.1 and 10.4, leading the Stage 1 with 99.3. She shot 9.8 in the 2nd Stage but was quick to make an immediate comeback with a score of 10.1 and 9.9 to stay at the top.

Manu Bhaker wins gold; a big win after her recent disappointment in Asian Games

The gold is a big morale booster for Manu as she didn’t win during the recently held Asian Games. According to Manu Bhaker’s father, who spoke to Times of India, “This will help her regain her confidence.”

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