The young Indian shooter finished with a final score of 237.5 compared to home-favourite Alejandra Zavala’s 237.1 to win the gold in women’s 10m Air Pistol final on Sunday.
Manu beat the host country’s Alejandra Zavala, a two-time World Cup Finals winner, with a 10.8 in the last shot of the 24-shot final, to come out on top with a score of 237.5. Zavala ended at 237.1 while Celine Goberville of France won the bronze with a score of 217.0. India’s Yashaswini Singh Deswal missed out on a medal, finishing fourth with 196.1.
Recently, Bhaker has also earned a quota place for herself in the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games scheduled for October. However, in the finals, the shooter from Haryana needed some luck and a strong finish to overcome home favorite Alejandra Zavala, a two-time World Cup Finals winner.
Reacting after winning the medal, Manu Bhaker said, “ I am extremely happy at winning Gold, especially as this is my first World Cup. I look forward to performing even better in upcoming competitions.