Who is Manu Bhaker? Meet 16-year-old Indian shooter who created history in her World Cup debut

New Delhi, March 7: Despite the many issues and struggles that women face in India, there have many inspirational women, who had not only inspired women in the country but also around the world with their passion for work, their excellence on the job. Be it, Aishwarya Rai, PT Usha, Mitali Raj or Kiran Bedi.

The latest example is 16-year-old Manu Bhaker, a11th standard student won her second consecutive gold medal in a mixed team event and became the youngest Indian and world’s third youngest shooter to win a medal at World Cup.

She partnered with Om Prakash Mitharval to clinch the gold in 10m air pistol mixed team event and got another gold in  10m air pistol individual event. 

The 16-yr-old comes from Jhajjar, Haryana took the interest in shooting just two years back and now stands proudly with two gold medals in her world cup debut

 Bhaker made her entry on the big stage by defeating high-profile Heena Sidhu at the 61st National Shooting Championship in Thiruvananthapuram, last December. Apart from beating Heena, she also broke her last standing record at the 10m air pistol event. Motivated by her father, Manu went on to win 15 medals, including nine gold, during the tournament. Before settling down shooting as her favourite sport, the 16-yr-old had also tried other sports like martial arts and boxing in the past.