It is often a strong mother who shapes a world champion. Sumedha Bhaker, the mother of pistol prodigy Manu Bhaker, is no exception.
Even though the 18-year-old Manu confides in her father, she is very close to her mother.
“I share everything with my mother. She returns the love with all the care,” said Manu, the Youth Olympics 10m air pistol champion, who has won a bunch of gold medals in the global arena.
And the bonding became strong during the lockdown.
“From travelling so much for so many competitions around the world, it was a welcome relief to spend so much time at home. My mom has cooked all the stuff I like during this period. Of course, it is not new to her. She is always particular about the right food, especially cooked by her at home. Even when we were travelling, she packs food from home as much as possible,” said Manu.
It is not just about food. Sumedha also…