Once again our young shooting sensations have given the country a reason to celebrate. Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan shot down gold medals in their respective events to create a historic day for Indian shooters in the ISSF World Cup.
Manu Bhaker scripted history at 2019 ISSF World Cup as she bagged India’s first gold medal at the tournament this year in Women’s 10m Air Pistol on Thursday. She not only won the gold but also broke the junior world record with her total of 244.7.
In addition to breaking the world record, Manu Bhaker has also added one more important feather to her cap. Manu has also become only the second Indian shooter after Heena Sidhu to win a gold medal Women’s 10m Air Pistol at the ISS World Cup.
Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manu and Rahi Sarnobat failed to qualify for the finals of the women’s 25m air pistol event, but Manu has shown the world that no failure can break her spirit.
Along with Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan shot a score of 250.8 to clinch a gold medal for India in Women’s 10m Air Rifle competition.
Many people took to social media to congratulate Manu & Elavenil on their great achievements:
Congratulations to @elavalarivan and #DivyanshPanwar on their Gold Medal in the 10M Air Rifle event at the #ISSFWorldCupFinal! Congratulations to @realmanubhaker and @jaspalrana2806 on the Gold medal win coupled with the Junior World Record! pic.twitter.com/SREKEay6Xb
— Suma Shirur OLY (@SumaShirur) November 21, 2019
Heartiest congratulations to Young Indian sensation #ManuBhaker on bagging Gold and creating history in women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the ongoing ISSF World Cup Final. The country is proud of you.@realmanubhaker #issfworldcup pic.twitter.com/sMpSKkFjpN
— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) November 21, 2019
Congratulations to @realmanubhaker on clinching ???? GOLD in World Cup Finals in Women’s 10m air pistol event held in Putian, China.
Feeling Proud! #ManuBhaker pic.twitter.com/ejVlwJyuNo
— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) November 21, 2019
Many congratulations @realmanubhaker and @elavalarivan for clinching gold medals in your events to make it a memorable day for Indian shooters in ISSF World Cup Finals in China
The nation celebrates your Bull’s eye performances #ISSFWorldCupFinal #ManuBhaker pic.twitter.com/V0wZ7c8KVJ
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 21, 2019
At IFORHER, we congratulate Manu Bhaker & Elavenil Valarivan on their great achievement and wish many more women seek inspiration from these women to scale new heights in sports.