Omkar Singh

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Omkar Singh
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Personal information
Nationality Indian
Born (1984-08-08) 8 August 1984 (age 30)
Kotma Colliery, Anuppur
Madhya Pradesh, India
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Country India
Sport Shooting
Club Indian Navy
Updated on 17 July 2013.

Omkar Singh (Hindi: ओमकार सिंह, born 8 August 1984) is an Indian sports shooter. He won three gold medals and a silver medal in shooting events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi. He hails from Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh and is currently serving the Indian Navy.[1]

On 5 October 2010, Omkar Singh and Deepak Sharma won a silver medal in the Men's 50 metre pistol pairs at the Commonwealth games. Omkar Singh won his first gold medal in the Men's 50 metre pistol singles on 6 October 2010. The next day, he paired up with Gurpreet Singh to win the gold medal in the Men's 10m Air Pistol (Pairs).[2] On 8 October 2010, he won a gold medal in the Men's 10m Air Pistol (Single).[3]

Omkar Singh belongs to the Kotma Colliery in the Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh.[4] His father was a teacher in the South Eastern Coal Fields Limited (SECL) School.

In 2012, he was given the Arjuna Award.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shooter Omkar targeting Olympic berth". The Indian Express. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Indian shooters hit the target: Sports : India Today
  3. ^ Shooter Omkar Singh wins 20th CWG gold for India Shooter Omkar Singh wins 20th CWG gold for India. 8 October 2010. The Times of India.
  4. ^ Phiroze L. Vincent. Shooting stars. The Hindu, 21 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Navy marksman Omkar gets due recognition". The Hindu. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 

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