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."