16 Year Old Wins World Cup Gold Medal

Manu Bhaker, 16, etched her name in the history books by clinching women's 10m air pistol gold at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday. She became India's youngest and probably world's third youngest shooter to win a World Cup gold.

Rifle shooter Gagan Narang and pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat were India's previous youngest World Cup gold medallists at 23 in 2006 and 2013 respectively. Singapore's rifle shooter Lindsay Veloso and USA's shotgunner Vincent Hancock, both aged 15, had won World Cup gold.

The Jhajjar girl, who started shooting just two years ago, scored 237.5 in the final to beat local favourite Alejandra Zavala Vazquez by a meagre 0.4 point difference in a dramatic fashion.

Read more of this in a report by Tushar Dutt published in Times of India....

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