Manu Bhaker picks up ninth gold at National Shooting ChampionshipDecember 25, 2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Haryana’s talented pistol shooter Manu Bhaker bagged her ninth gold medal by winning the junior mixed team event at the 61st National Shooting Championship Competitions here.
Manu teamed up with Abhishek Arya to clinch the junior mixed team air pistol event as she bagged nine gold medals over two days in women’s pistol events.
She swept the women’s 10M air pistol events on Saturday, including the women’s 10m air pistol, where she beat Olympian and India international Heena Sidhu with a new national record score in the finals.
Anish Bhanwala of Haryana was the other star over the weekend at the Nationals, as he clinched four gold medals in the men’s 25m centre fire pistol events to make it a total of seven gold so far.
A total of 4800 men and women shooters from across the country are participating in the 61st NSCC, including 200 wild card entries.