Riding high on expectations, India’s ace shooter Manu Bhaker has vowed to give her best shot in Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Monday. She feels people expecting big things from her is their way of showing support. Also Read - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty Pair Hopes to Get a New Foreign Coach After Tokyo Olympic Postponement
“What I think is the expectation is like people supporting me. Nobody expects (from) you till they support you,” Bhaker told IANS at the end of a High-Performance training camp for elite shooters at the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS). Also Read - Give Respect, Dignity And Assure Safety to Front Line Workers: Manu Bhaker on Coronavirus Pandemic
Since winning the Asian Airgun Championship 10m air pistol youth event in 2017 in Wako City, Japan, the teenager has only risen the ranks. Also Read - Call on Shooting World Cup to be Taken Once Lockdown Ends: NRAI Official
The teen shooting sensation said that she is working really hard to get ready for the big event but the rest is not in her hands.
“I will try my best as I am genuinely working really hard. Rest is not in my hands,” said Bhaker who is also good at 25m pistol events besides 10m air pistol where she is one of the best in the world.
When she was asked about whether she was willing to compete in one, two or three shooting events, she made it clear that it is up to the federation to decide, clarifying that she is ready for any challenge.
“I love my sport. Whether it be one, two or even three events. I am not really sure about this whether I will be competing in one, two or three events.
“The federation (NRAI) has to decide it and the results will be deciding it. I will try to do my best for my country in whatever opportunities I will get.”
She also added that her practice is on track and does not need to change anything and hopes to have a good outing in Tokyo.
“My practice is going really good and I don’t think I need to change anything,” said Bhaker.