Continuing her streak at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup, Manu Bhaker, 17, fired her way to gold once again in the women’s 10 metre air pistol event held in Putian, China on Thursday.
Manu bagged India’s first gold by scoring 244.7 during the ISSF World Cup this year. Serbia’s Zorana Arunovic won silver with a score of 241.9 while Quian Wang of China took home the bronze with 221.8.
Twitter has been abuzz with congratulatory messages for the professional shooter.
Congratulations to @realmanubhaker for shattering the junior world record and clinching India's first gold medal in 10m Air Pistol event at 2019 ISSF World Cup.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 21, 2019
Your dedication and consistency towards the game is truly inspiring. Best wishes for your bright future. Way to go!
Congratulations to @realmanubhaker on clinching 🏅 GOLD in World Cup Finals in Women's 10m air pistol event held in Putian, China.
#ISSFWorldCup में जबरदस्त प्रदर्शन करते हुए भारतीय शूटर #ManuBhaker ने फाइनल में स्वर्ण पदक जीता। उन्होंने 244.7 अंकों के साथ 10 मीटर एयर पिस्टल स्पर्धा में पहला स्थान हासिल किया।— Ruchita Chhabra (@DrRuchitaJain) November 21, 2019
हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं @realmanubhaker. pic.twitter.com/My6H6SEZE6
Congratulations @realmanubhaker !! Manu Bhaker Scripted History at World Cup Finals in Women's 10m Air Pistol event.— Rukshmani kumari (@KumariRukshmani) November 21, 2019
She bags India's first gold🥇 in the tournament this year. #ManuBhaker #ISSFWorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/5FxBZcqwOW
Manu is from a small village in the northern state of Haryana and has 10 golds and one silver medal to her credit.
Last year, she became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup, earning two gold medals at the games.
India has fielded its largest-ever squad of 14 shooters in each of the 10 Olympic events at the ISSF season-ending rifle and pistol World Cup.