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Tokyo Olympics: Here's how Manu Bhaker has been working towards glory since the last 5 years

Manu Bhaker is one of the top shooting prospects for India in the Tokyo Olympic 2020. The 19-year-old would be making her Olympics debut this term, having won numerous gold medals. Meanwhile, here's how she has been preparing for it.

Tokyo Olympics: Here's how Manu Bhaker has been working towards glory since the last 5 years-ayh
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New Delhi, First Published Jul 9, 2021, 7:33 PM IST
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As far as Indian shooting is concerned, there are numerous prospects for medals in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. One of them happens to be the 19-year-old Manu Bhaker.

She has been on the rise in the sport since 2017, winning numerous competitive medals. While she has won 18 medals to date, most of them happen to be gold (14), while the other four happens to be silver.

Thus, her competitive medal tally proves her dominance in the sport. Also, her performance has been escalating with each passing year.

Meanwhile, she gets set to make her debut in the ultimate competition, the Olympics. In the same light, she has revealed how she prepared for this event for the past five years.

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"To win the Olympic gold medal, I have been really working really hard for the past five years now, and it has always been my dream. The government has been very helpful throughout my shooting years. Whenever we needed any equipments or ammunition for training purpose or pistols or anything, everything is being settled by the government," she said in a video shared by the Sports Ministry.

Bhaker is currently training with the other Indian shooters in Croatia, while all of them would fly out to Tokyo directly. In the just-concluded ISSF World Cup in Osijek, Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won gold in the 10m air pistol mixed team event.

However, she failed to impress in the 25m pistol, where she finished seventh, while fellow Indian Rahi Sarnobat won the event. Meanwhile, she would be competing in three events during the Tokyo Olympics.

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