Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Other Sports
1-min read

Asian Games: Words of Wisdom From Bindra, To Bhaker

India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra had a word of advice for teenage shooting sensation Manu Bhaker ahead of her first Asian Games outing. Bhaker, who has had a stellar run this year with medals in every competition she has participated in, is still new to the grueling life of a professional athlete.

News18 Sports

Updated:August 18, 2018, 8:45 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Asian Games: Words of Wisdom From Bindra, To Bhaker
Manu Bhaker. (Image: ISSF)

India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra had a word of advice for teenage shooting sensation Manu Bhaker ahead of her first Asian Games outing. Bhaker, who has had a stellar run this year with medals in every competition she has participated in, is still new to the grueling life of a professional athlete.

In an interview with AFP, the 16 year old said she’d asked her parents not to accompany her on her international assignments as her freedom would be curbed. "They make limits for me, like, 'Eat that, eat this, don't go there, do this, don't do this, don't use your phone, don't do this now, go to bed," she said.

In response, Bindra, who retired from professional shooting after the 2016 Rio Olympics, tweeted to say, “Dear Manu - this is the life you have signed on for. It’s your choice. These are not sacrifices, this is a privileged life. Make the best of it. You have a wonderful coach and mentor to guide you. All the very best for the next few exciting weeks!”

Bhaker, who became India’s youngest ISSF World Cup gold medallist earlier this year and also won gold on her Commonwealth Games debut, said that despite her achievements, she led a very lonely life. "Your friends are like, 'No, we can't have fun with her. She's a Commonwealth gold medallist - we must respect her,'" she says. "Your friend circle decreases."

Bhaker will be competing in three events at the Asian Games, starting with the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event with Abhishek Verma.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Madhav Agarwal
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results