Manavjit Singh Sandhu

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Manavjit Singh Sandhu (born 3 November 1976[1]) is an Indian sport shooter who specializes in trap shooting. He is a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee in 2006 and Arjuna Awardee in 1998. He is a 3 time Olympian, having represented India at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 London Olympic Games. He is former World No.1 ranked Trap Shooter.

Sandhu was educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar.[2]

He belongs to the village of Ratta Khera in the district of Firozpur, Punjab. His father is Gurbir Singh and his uncles are Randhir Singh and Parambir Singh.[3]

He won the gold medal at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships, becoming the first Indian shotgun shooter to be crowned World Champion.[4]

He has won four silver medals at 1998 Asian Games, 2002 Asian Games and 2006 Asian Games.

He won the gold medal at 1998 Commonwealth Games and the bronze medal in the trap event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

He has won six gold medals at the Asian Clay Shooting Championships.

At the 2008 Olympics he finished in 12th place, having finished tied 19th at the 2004 Olympics.[5]

In 2010, he won the Commonwealth Shooting Championship gold and the very next week bagged gold at the World Cup 2010 in Mexico.[4]

As of April 2, 2010, he is ranked #3 in the world. His highest ranking has been World #1 in 2006.

His career in shooting started early and his interest developed mainly due to his father Gurbir Singh Sandhu who is an Olympian and Arjuna Awardee, His education is from the Lawrence School Sanawar. He further has studied at the YPS Chandigarh, DPS New Delhi and the Venkateswara College, Delhi University.

He was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for 2006–2007, Indian's highest honour given for achievements in sports.[6]

He won the Gold Medal at the World Cup 2014, Tucson,USA,on the 11th April 2014.[4]

He holds the Asian Record of 124/125 Targets.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yahoo!
  2. ^ Profile of Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Shooter in CWG 2010 at delhispider.com, accessed 13 March 2012
  3. ^ London Olympics 2012 Profile
  4. ^ a b c "Historical Results". www.issf-sports.org. ISSF. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Manavjit Singh Sandhu at Sports Reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Khel Ratna award
  7. ^ "Trap shooter Sandhu finishes 16th". Retrieved 06-08-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)