Manu Bhaker to stay off social media till end of Tokyo Olympics

Manu Bhaker had a disappointing outing in the ISSF World Cup where she returned with a lone medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event.

Manu Bhaker
Manu Bhaker

Indian shooting sensation Manu Bhaker has decided to stay off social medal ahead of the much awaited Tokyo Olympics. Bhaker is currently training in Croatia along with other members of the Olympic-bound Indian team, which is taking part in the ISSF World Cup here. The shooters will directly fly to Tokyo before the Games.

The 19 year old aims to focus on her preparation and performance in the Games. “As I enter the last leg of preparation for Tokyo Olympics, I am now going off social media till end of Olympics. I will need your love, blessings n support to bring glory to our country. See you all soon!” Bhaker wrote.

Manu Bhaker falters in individual events

Manu Bhaker
Manu Bhaker

Manu made it to the finals of all the events she participated in at the Shooting World Cup but she failed to bag a medal in the individual events. Bhaker finished seventh in both 10m air pistol and 25m pistol events in Croatia. Her performance following some impressive showing in Delhi last year was a surprise for many.

Bhaker’s lone medal in the tournament was the silver medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event with Saurabh Chaudhary. They fought back valiantly from 6-2 and then from 12-6 to level out the match twice.

However, the consistency of the Russians deterred the Indians from picking up the title at the World Cup. The winning streak of the young Indians unfortunately stopped, but they managed to bag a silver medal which was a great feat.

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