XtraTime Web Desk: 16 year old Manu Bhaker creates history as she claimed gold in 10 meter air pistol event. She is the youngest athlete in the Commonwealth Games for India to get the gold medal. While another Indian Hina Sidhu bagged silver in the same event on Sunday.
Manu scored 388 and rustling up 240.9 in the final for another games record. She got 14 tens out of 24 shots under pressure as the whole stadium was buzzing at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Gold Coast. She had a gentle smile on her face after the scores were announced.
Heena Sidhu proved that she had nerves of steel by surviving the guillotine many times in the eight-woman final. She found eight 10s in her last 14 shots to catapult herself to the silver medal position ahead of Australian Elena Galiabovitch. But the day was well and truly about the fairy tale rise of the teenager trained by Indian shooting legend Jaspal Rana. In just around a year since she started shooting at the international level, she has caught the fancy of the whole nation.
Veteran Indian boxer MC Mary Kom entered into the Semi Final beating Scotish boxer Megan Gordon in the Quarter Final and assured a medal for India.