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Manu Bhaker vows to continue shooting in three events despite Tokyo Olympics howler

Manu Bhaker made her debut at the Tokyo Olympics but was far from impressive as the multiple-time world champion failed to grab a single medal at the Games.

Manu Bhaker vows to continue shooting in three events despite Tokyo Olympics howler-ayh
Tokyo, First Published Aug 1, 2021, 2:00 PM IST

Top female Indian shooter Manu Bhaker made a disappointing debut at the Tokyo Olympics, failing to win a single medal in the three events she competed. While there were suggestions that she should focus on specific events rather than focusing on all three, she has asserted that she would continue shooting in three events, including the 25m.

She arrived in Delhi on Sunday while she spoke to PTI on multiple issues, including her conflict with ex-coach Jaspal Rana, who suggested that she withdrew from the 25m event. The controversy created negativity, as she succumbed under pressure to win a medal at all costs.

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Bhaker stated that the negativity crept in once her parents were dragged into the entire issue. According to her, Rana raised questions about her mother and father accompanying her during training and trials.

Nevertheless, she asserted that she learnt a lot from her maiden Olympics outing, as she stated, "I gained a lot of experience. I got a lot of warmth from people, from my teammates. It will, hopefully, help me in future to prepare and perform. I am young and have a long career ahead. I tried my best this time."

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