Manu Bhaker, who won a gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games in the shooting category, applied to the Delhi University for admission to undergraduate courses under the sports quota
17-year-old Manu Bhaker is a multiple ISSF World Cup gold medal winner and has won Commonwealth and Youth Olympic gold medals. She will be eligible for a direct admission in any college or any course she likes, said an official.
Bhaker won the gold medal in 10-m air pistol, at the 2018 CWG, Goldcoast. She has uploaded her Commonwealth Games certificate for admission to the varsity, he said.
Sportspeople who have represented India in competitions, who are recognised and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will be given direct admission without sports trial as per university guidelines.
Competitions like the Olympic Games, World Championship/World Cup by international sports federations, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asian Championships by international sports federations, South Asian Games and Paralympic Games by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) come under this category.
Manu Bhaker is from Haryana. She is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup for shooting. From the age of 14, she showed excellence in other sports like Huyen langlon which is a Manipuri martial art, as well as boxing, tennis and skating. She had been winning medals at the national games.
Her gold medal win at the commonwealth games inspired many girls in her village.