Manu Bhaker is an Indian sport shooter who has represented India in prestigious events like ISSF World Cup, Commonwealth Games to name a few. Manu is also the youngest Indian shooter who has won a Gold medal in an ISSF World Cup. In addition to that, she also holds a Gold medal in a 10m air pistol event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Manu Bhaker Early Life
Coming from a village called Goria in the Jhajjar district of Haryana, Manu Bhaker is an inspiration to thousands of girls of her district. Manu’s father, Ram Kishan Bhaker, is a chief engineer in the Merchant Navy. Before picking up the sport of shooting, the Indian female shooter has played a lot of other sports like Huyen langlon, Manipuri martial arts, boxing, tennis, skating and has also won medals at the national level in these sports.
Manu started playing the sport of shooting at the age of 14. Initially, she used to play the sport in a small shooting range in her school. Gradually, she absorbed so much into the game that she started practicing the sport for about 10 hours daily even on her holidays.
Manu Bhaker Professional Career
Manu thought of taking the sport of shooting professionally after scoring 7.5 at a shooting range in her school. It was her father who bought a pistol worth INR 1.5 Lakhs. Bhaker won her first medal in 2017 Asian Junior Championships, securing silver in 10m air pistol event. She made headlines in the 2017 National games where she won as many as nine gold medals.
She continued her performance in 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup, held at Mexico. There, she became the youngest shooter to win a gold medal in the World Cup. Bhaker beat Zavalaa, scoring 237.5 in the final.
Manu failed to win a medal in the 2018 Asian Games, finishing sixth in the final. 2018 Youth Olympics saw her rose to the top of the points table in the women’s 10m air pistol event.
She wreaked havoc in the year 2019, claiming medals different events in ISSF World Cup. Manu won a gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event at 2019 ISSF World Cup, held in New Delhi. This was followed by another gold medal in 10m air pistol mixed team event at 2019 ISSF World Cup, held in Bejing.
She was awarded a gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event at 2019 ISSF World Cup, held in Munich.
Manu Bhaker Personal Life
Manu Bhaker was born on 18th February 2002 in Goria Village in Haryana. She did her schooling from Universal Public Senior Secondary School, Jhajjar, Haryana. Manu Bhaker was born to Ram Kishan Bhaker (a chief engineer in Merchant Navy) and Sumedha (a school teacher). The Indian shooter is unmarried and has no plans to get married anytime soon.
Manu Bhaker Controversy
On January 4, 2019, Manu found herself in a controversy over cash reward. She posted a tweet with screenshots in which the Haryana sports minister Anil Vij promised her cash reward of Rs. 2 Crore on behalf of the Haryana Government which she perhaps didn’t receive. However, the minister later lashed out at her for creating a controversy over prize money and called her act of denouncing a state government as disgusting.
Manu Bhaker Achievements
ISSF World Cup:
- She became the youngest Indian shooter to win a Gold medal in the 2018 ISSF World Cup.
- She also won a Gold medal in 10m air pistol mixed team in the 2018 ISSF World Cup.
- Manu was awarded a gold medal in 10m air pistol event at the 2019 ISSF World Cup, held in New Delhi.
- Manu Bhaker also won a gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event
- Manu also secured a gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event at 2019 ISSF World Cup, held in Munich.
- Manu Bhaker bagged a Gold medal in the 10m air pistol event in 2018 Commonwealth Games
Youth Olympics Games:
- Manu bagged a Gold medal in 10m air pistol at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
- Manu bagged a silver medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event at 2019 Youth Olympics Games.
Manu Bhaker Physical Measurements
Height : 5’4 inches
Weight : 50kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Manu Bhaker Personal Information
Name: Manu Bhaker
Birthplace: Goria Village, Jhajjar, Haryana
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Hometown: Jhajjar, Haryana
School: University Public Senior Secondary school, Jhajjar, Haryana
Manu Bhaker Net Worth
Indian shooter Manu Bhake’s Net Worth is unknown.
Interesting Facts about Manu Bhaker
- Manu Bhaker thought of taking the sport of shooting professionally after scoring 7.5 at a shooting range in her school. It was her father who bought a pistol worth INR 1.5 Lakhs.
- Manu Bhaker won her first International medal at 2017 Asian Junior Championships, securing silver in that event.
- Manu claimed as many as nine gold medals in 2017 National games, held in Kerala.