Manu Bhaker Biography
MANU BHAKER, born on 18th February 2002, is an Indian international level airgun shooter and hails from the Goriya Village of Jhajjar District in Haryana, India. In 2018, she won two medals at the 2018 ISSF World Cup and became the youngest gold medallist of India. She has become an inspiration for many Indian girls with her hard work and interest in pursuing different sports. Manu has proved that there is no barrier between male and female gender.
|Full Name||Manu Ram Bhaker|
|Birthplace||Goriya Village, Jhajjar, Haryana, India|
|Date of Birth||18th February 2002|
|Age||19 years (as per 2021)|
|Parent||Ram Kishan Bhaker (father) Sumedha Bhaker(mother)|
Let’s dive deep into Manu Bhaker’s life and talk about Manu Bhaker Biography.
Manu Bhaker Biography: Early Life
Manu was born on 18th February 2002 in the Goriya Village of Jhajjar District in Haryana, India, in a Jat family to Ram Kishan Bhaker (father) and Sumedha Bhaker (mother). She was a sports enthusiast from an early age and was always supported by her family in pursuing sports as a career.
Manu studied at the Universal Public Senior Secondary School. She has trained and competed in the nationals with tennis, boxing, skating, kick-boxing, Thanga-Ta, judo. Manu was always allowed by her family to pursue and train for different sports, but finally, she was satisfied with her career to pursue shooting. Her school coach recognized her talent after she casually visited the school’s shooting range, shot a 7.5 with a pistol, which was an impossible shot, and took over six months to make a proper shot. Soon she became India’s shooting sensation.
Manu Bhaker Biography: Family
- Manu was born in Haryana in a Jat middle-class family to Ram KishanBhaker (father) and SumedhaBhaker (mother).
- Ram Kishan Bhaker, her father was an engineer in the Merchant Navy, and her mother is a housewife.
- She has a brother named Akhil.
Manu Bhaker Biography: Career
- Manu competed for nationals in many sports.
- She started her career in shooting after casually hitting a 7.5 shot in her school’s shooting range.
- Her coach was extremely impressed because it was impossible to shoot so accurately a 7.5, which needed practice of at least six months.
- She needed an investment of Rupees 1.5 lakh to train professionally for competitive shooting.
- Soon she was going to be the next shooting sensation of India.
- Her first international achievement came at the 2017 Asian Junior Championship by winning a silver medal in the 10m air pistol category.
- Later the same year, she astonished everyone after defeating the World Cup medallist Heena Sidhu and winning nine gold medals in the 2017 National Games held in Kerala.
- She set a new record of scoring 242.3 points in the National Games final and breaking the previous record of HeenaSidhu of 240.8 points.
- In 2018, at the age of 16, she became the youngest Indian Gold Medalist of the World Cup after defeating Mexican shooter Alejandra Zavala in the 2018 International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup finals.
- She won her second World Cup gold medal in the mixed team event of 10m air pistol with Om PrakashMitharval defeating Sandra Reitz and Christian Reitz.
- During the final of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, she scored a total of 240.9 points and setting a new record in the 10m air pistol category, which helped her secure another gold medal.
- She was fortunate to secure her first Youth Olympic gold in 2018, becoming the youngest and first female player to secure a gold medal at the 2018 Youth Olympics from India, creating a new history.
- At the 2019 ISSF World Cup held in Delhi, she successfully won gold in a mixed event of 10m air pistol.
- After being positioned in 4th place at the Munich ISSF World Cup, she was qualified for Tokyo Olympics2020.
Manu Bhaker Biography: Olympic 2020
- ManuBhaker was unfortunate to win any medal for India in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by losing the final match in the 10m air pistol category.
Manu Bhaker Biography: Records
- Youngest ISSF World Cup Gold Medalist of India.
- At the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, she became the second-youngest Gold Medalist of India.
- During the same tournament, she set a new record of most Commonwealth Games points with 240.9 pt.
- In the 2019 Putiana China ISSF World Cup, she won a gold medal in the 10m air pistol and set a new record of the highest score in the Junior category with 244.7 pt.
Manu Bhaker Biography: Social Media
- Instagram – @bhakermanu
- Twitter – @realmanubhaker