5 Best Performances Of Manu Bhaker Ahead Of Paris Olympics 2024

Manu Bhaker, who took up shooting at the age of 14, tasted her first international success by winning silver at the 2027 Junior Asian Championships. Since then, she has bagged several medals in national and international platforms.

Indian ace shooter Manu Bhaker is all set to aim for the top podium finish at the Paris Olympics 2024. Having qualified for the summer game, Bhaker is one of the top medal prospects for India at the Paris Games. 

Manu Bhaker, who took up shooting at the age of 14, tasted her first international success by winning silver at the 2027 Junior Asian Championships. Since then, she has bagged several medals in national and international platforms.

Before the start of the Paris Olympics 2024, let us have a look at the top performances of Manu Bhaker:

Youth Olympics Games 2018

Manu Bhaker made a mark for herself at the international level by shooting gold in 2018  Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. She became the first shooter from India and the first female athlete from India to grab a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games.  Bhaker shot 236.5 to stand at the top of the points table in the women’s 10m air pistol event. 

Commonwealth Games 2018

 In the final round of the women’s 10m air pistol event during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Bhaker secured the gold medal by setting a new Commonwealth Games record of 240.9 points in 10 m air pistol.

5 Best Performances of Manu Bhaker ahead of Paris Olympics 2024

 

ISSF World Cup 18

In the women’s 10-meter air pistol, Bhaker defeated two-time champion Alejandra Zavala of Mexico. The Indian scored 237.5 in the final match against Zavalaa’s scor of 237.1. At the age of16, Bhaker became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the International Sports Shooting Federation World Cup in 2018.

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In the following edition of the ISSF World Cup in 2019, she won the gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event in Delhi. In all the four Pistol & Rifle ISSF World Cups in 2019, she won the gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed event with Saurabh Chaudhry as her partner.

5 Best Performances of Manu Bhaker ahead of Paris Olympics 2024

 

Asian Games 2023

The Haryana- born shooter was a member of the team to win gold at the 25m rapid pistol event in 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou in China.

Manu Bhaker, Isha Singh and Rhythm Singh Sangwan scored a figure of 1759 after the preseason and rapid rounds.

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World Championships 2023

Manu Bhaker was part of the winning team that clinched Gold at the 2023 ISSF World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Indian team comprising Rhythm Sangwan, Esha Singh, and Manu Bhaker shot a combined score of 1744 to beat Chinese Taipei in the 25 m pistol.