Mehuli Ghosh

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Mehuli Ghosh
2018-10-08 Shooting at 2018 Summer Youth Olympics – Girls' 10 metre air rifle (Martin Rulsch) 158.jpg
Mehuli Ghosh with her silver medal from the 10 metre air rifle at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics
Personal information
Full nameMehuli Ghosh
National teamJunior shooting team
CitizenshipIndian
Born (2000-11-20) 20 November 2000 (age 18)
ResidenceBaidyabati, Hooghly
EducationTechno India Group Public School, Chinsurah, Hooghly
OccupationShooter
Years active2014–
Sport
Country India
Sportshooting
Event(s)Air rifle
Achievements and titles
World finalsFinished at 7 position at the junior shooting competition at Czech Republic in May 2017.In 2018 ISSF world cup she won 2 Bronze medal.
National finals2016-2 Gold; 7 Silver .2017– 8 Gold, 3 Bronze

Mehuli Ghosh (born 20 November 2000) is an Indian sport shooter. She represents India at international junior shooting championships across the world.[1] Among 123 competitors, she was the only Indian shooting athlete to reach the finals of the 2018 junior shooting competition held in the Czech Republic. She finished in seventh place there. In 2018, at the XXI Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast, Australia, she won a silver medal in Women's 10m Air Rifle after a shoot-off with Martina Veloso. According to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), she has a world ranking of sixth and third[2] in Asia.[3][4]

Early career[edit]

Mehuli joined the Serampore Riffle Club in 2014. She was banned by the club for accidentally hitting a person during practice. Later, Mehuli was mentored and coached by former Indian Olympic finalist and Arjuna Awardee, Joydeep Karmarkar.

She received her training at the Joydeep Karmarkar Shooting Academy. In 2016, she was selected[clarification needed] for the Indian National Shooting Championships held in Pune. She received two gold medals and seven silver medals at the national championships. In the 2017 National Championships, Mehuli won eight gold and three bronze medals, and was judged Best Shooter.[5]

International career[edit]

In 2017, she participated at the preparatory junior shooting championship held in the Czech Republic and finished at the seventh position. She finished in 17th position at the Junior World Shooting Championship held in Germany.[6] Mehuli became Asian Champion in 2017 December in Wako City, Japan, with a score of 420.1 and bagged the Youth Olympics 2018 Quota place. in 2018 March, She became one of the youngest competitors from Indian ever to win two World Cup medals at the ISSF World Cup, in Mexico. She created a Junior World Record on the way to winning there. Mehuli qualified for Commonwealth Games 2018.[7] In 2018, at the XXI Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast, Australia, she won silver in Women's 10m Air Rifle after a shoot-off with Martina Veloso.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Commonwealth Games: Know your CWG athlete: Mehuli Ghosh". The Times of India. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  2. ^ চৌধুরী, সুচরিতা সেন. "'শুঁয়োপোকা থেকে মেহুলি এখন প্রজাপতি'". anandabazar.com. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ "ISSF - International Shooting Sport Federation - issf-sports.org". www.issf-sports.org. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ "ISSF - International Shooting Sport Federation - issf-sports.org". www.issf-sports.org. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Mehuli Shines in national shooting Trails". Times of India. TNN. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Shooter Mehuli Finishes at 7th Position in Czech Meet". Times of India. Times News Network (TNN). Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Anish Bhanwala Inspired Me During World Championship". Retrieved 9 July 2017.

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