Manu Bhaker. Photograph:( WION )
Bhaker became the first shooter from India to claim a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games.
16-year-old Manu Bhaker on Tuesday became the first shooter from India to win claim a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bhaker, who failed to leave a mark in the recently-concluded Asian Games, displayed a spectacular performance and shot 236.5 to stand at the top of the points table in the women’s 10m air pistol event.
Meanwhile, Russia's Iana Enina clinched the silver medal with a score of 235. 9 and Nino Khutsiberidze settled for the bronze medal.
The World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medallist began with a shot of 10.0 in the final, adding a 10.1 and 10.4, leading the Stage 1 with 99.3.
She shot 9.8 in the 2nd Stage but made an immediate comeback with a score of 10.1 and 9.9 to stay at the top.
Bhaker, who was India’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympics, topped the qualifying with 576, which included a series of 95, 96, 96, 96, 95, 98, finishing second and third in the qualification.