With the Asian Games around the corner, Manu Bhaker, who won gold in her first senior World Cup, has insisted that she doesn’t think about winning medals and only focuses on competing in the next competition. She stated that she doesn’t think about the selections and only concentrates on shooting.
“I want to do well in those events [Asian Games followed by World Championships] but, frankly speaking, I am mainly thinking about competing in the next competition and not about medals. Pressure is there, but it’s there everywhere,” the shooter from Jhajjar, Haryana told PTI.
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Earlier this year, she claimed an individual gold medal in her first senior World Cup appearance in Mexico, becoming the youngest Indian shooter to finish top of the podium. She repeated the gold-medal winning feat at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast as well. Given her heroics, there certainly would be high expectations from her and
“In recent times I have worked a lot on the technical aspect, have tried to improve my scores, but you can’t shoot well all the time,” she said.
The Asiad would be followed by the ISSF World Championships from August 31 in South Korea, which would be the first quota event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teen stated that her preparation for both events has been good.
“My body is recovering now after months of training and competition. I will be off to Bhopal for a junior camp on August 1, having just come back from a senior camp,” she said.