16-year-old breaks Commonwealth Games record to win shooting gold for India

    Manu Bhaker of India competes in the women's 10-meter air pistol final.

    (CNN)A 16-year-old competing in her first Commonwealth Games has won India's first-ever gold medal in her shooting event, despite only picking up a pistol for the first time two years ago.

    Manu Bhaker won the 10-meter air pistol competition with a record total of 240.9 points at the Games, underway in Gold Coast, Australia.
    "When she picks up a sport, she becomes obsessive about it," her father, Ramkishen Bhaker, told ESPN, describing his daughter as a natural sportswoman.
      "I've never forced her to compete, she just pushes herself to excel. She started boxing when she was six years old and within six months she won a bronze at the Haryana sub-junior championships,' He added.
        "She was a state-level champion in skating and she won medals in athletics too. She won a gold medal at the Tang Ta nationals and has a national medal in karate, too."
        Gold medalist Manu Bhaker, center, with India's silver medalist Heena Sidu, left, and  Australia's bronze medalist Elena Galiabovitch.
        Bhaker has now set her sights on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
        The Commonwealth Games run until April 15. Day Four of the Games was an extended one, with 31 gold medals up for grabs.
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