Manavjit Singh Sandhu

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Manavjit Singh Sandhu ਮਾਨਵਜੀਤ ਸਿਂਘ ਸੰਧੂ
The President, Smt. Pratibha Patil presenting the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award -2006 to Shri Manavjit Singh Sandhu at a glittering function, in New Delhi on August 29, 2007.jpg
The President, Smt. Pratibha Patil presenting the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award -2006 to Shri Manavjit Singh Sandhu at a glittering function, in New Delhi on August 29, 2007
Personal information
Born3 November 1976 (1976-11-03) (age 42)

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 4 time Olympian, having represented India at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games . He is former World No.1 ranked Trap Shooter.

In November 2016, Perazzi announced Manavjit Singh Sandhu as their brand ambassador.

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

He belongs to the village Ratta Khera Punjab Singh Wala 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 won gold at the World Cup 2010 in Mexico.[4]

As of 2 April 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 11 April 2014.[4]

Sandhu qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he finished at 16th position in the men's trap qualification round.[7]

He holds the Asian Record of 124/125 Targets.[8]


  1. ^ Yahoo! Archived 24 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Profile of Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Shooter in CWG 2010 Archived 13 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine at, accessed 13 March 2012
  3. ^ London Olympics 2012 Profile
  4. ^ a b c "Historical Results". ISSF. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Manavjit Singh Sandhu at Sports". Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  6. ^ Khel Ratna award Archived 25 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai fail to qualify for men's trap semi-final". First Post. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Trap shooter Sandhu finishes 16th". Retrieved 06-08-2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)