This was India’s 11th quota in shooting for the Olympics. Five of these - Manu Bhaker, Mehuli Ghosh, Sift Kaur Samra, Rajeshwari Kumari and Tilottama Sen - have come through women.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist and ace Indian shooter Manu Bhaker has secured admission in Delhi University’s Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College where she will be pursuing her bachelor’s degree in political science.
The 17-year-old Haryana girl had applied under the sports quota for admission to undergraduate courses in DU.
“Congratulations to our young shooting champion Manu Bhaker for getting admission in Delhi’s prestigious Lady Shriram College in Political Science,” Sports Authority of India (SAI) tweeted the development on Monday.
Congratulations to our young #shooting champion @realmanubhaker for getting admission in Delhi’s prestigious Lady Shriram College in Political Science👩🏻🎓
🔹Our #TOPSAthlete has won gold medals at Commonwealth Games & various World Cups & has earned a quota for #Tokyo2020 @Olympics pic.twitter.com/mlLOaRKaPd
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) July 22, 2019
As per the Delhi University guidelines, athletes and sportspersons who have represented India in competitions recognised and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will be given direct admission without the sports trial.
The competitions that come under this category are the Olympic Games, World Championship Games, Asian Games, Asian Championships by international sports federations, South Asian Games and Paralympic games by International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
Bhaker, who is a multiple International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup gold medal winner and has also topped in the Commonwealth Games and the Youth Olympics. In May she alos sealed a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a fourth-place finish at the ISSF World Cup in Munich.