Manu Bhaker Biography
Manu Bhaker is an Olympian from the country India who competes in shooting for her country. At the ISSF World Cup of the year 2018, Manu Bhaker competed for India and took home two gold medals. Manu Bhaker is the newest Indian to take home the ISSF World Cup’s gold medal. Manu Bhaker competed in her first Commonwealth Games at the age of just 16, winning the gold medal in the women’s 10 m air pistol event for the country.
Manu Bhaker is from the village of Goria in the Jhajjar district of Haryana. Ram Kishan Bhaker, her father, holds a position as chief engineer in the merchant navy. Manu Bhaker won medals at the national games in several sports, including the Manipuri martial art Huyen langlon, boxing, tennis, and skating, until she was 14 years old.
Bhaker made the decision to pursue competitive shooting with her father’s funding of ₹150000. When she earned the silver medal at the 2017 Asian Junior Championships, she experienced her first taste of accomplishment on a global scale. Bhaker upset Heena Sidhu, who had won many World Cup medals and shattered Sidhu’s previous record of 240.8 points by scoring 242.3 points in the championship match of the 2017 National Games held in Kerala.
In the Guadalajara, Mexico venue for the 2018 World Cup of the International Shooting Sport Federation. Bhaker defeated Mexico’s Alejandra Zavala, a two-time winner, to claim the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air pistol competition. Bhaker defeated Zavalaa in the championship game, scoring 237.5 to 237.1. Bhaker, who won the gold medal at the age of 16, became the nation’s youngest gold medalist ever.
In the mixed team 10-meter Air Pistol competition at the World Cup, Bhaker earned her second gold medal. Manu Bhaker was matched with Om Prakash Mitharval, another citizen. Sandra Reitz and Christian Reitz were defeated by the above-mentioned Indian duo, who scored 476.1 points to their 475.2.
Bhaker qualified for the finals of the women’s 10m air pistol event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a score of 388/400. Manu Bhaker won the gold medal after setting a new Commonwealth Games record of 240.9 points in the women’s 10m air pistol final round at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Manu Bhaker achieved a game-record 593 in the 25m Air pistol qualification round at the 2018 Asian Games. However, she was unable to take home a medal because she placed sixth in the final. In the end, her countryman Rahi Sarnobat won the competition.
Manu Bhaker won the women’s 10m air pistol competition at the Youth Olympics 2018 with a score of 236.5. India’s flag bearer at the Youth Olympics’ opening ceremony is also a gold medalist from the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. Manu, 16, made history by becoming the first Indian female athlete and Indian shooter to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games.
Manu Bhaker won the gold medal in the mixed team 10m air pistol competition at the 2019 ISSF World Cup in Delhi in February 2019.
Through a fourth-place finish at the Munich ISSF World Cup in May 2019, Manu Bhaker earned a spot in the 10m pistol competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This happened a few days after her pistol jammed in the 25-meter pistol finals while she was leading, forcing her to relinquish the race because her gun couldn’t fire.
Manu Bhaker won the gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed event at all four Pistol & Rifle ISSF World Cups in 2019 with Saurabh Chaudhry as her partner, solidifying the pair as strong candidates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Full Name: Manu Bhaker
Born: 18 February 2002
Age: 21 Years
Birth Place: Goria, Jhajjar district, Haryana, India
Education: BA 2nd Year
Weight: 60 kg (132 lb)