Shooter Shreyasi Singh gave India a spectacular beginning to the week and a reason to rejoice as she won the women’s Trap crown at the on-going 63rd National Shooting Championship for shotgun events in New Delhi on Monday. Shreyasi is a reigning Commonwealth Games champion, and she shot 42 out of 50 birds to claim the medal.

Representing Bihar, 28-year-old Shreyasi bettered topper Rajeshwari Kumari of Punjab in the final and also beat seasoned shooters Shagun Chowdhary and Seema Tomar among others. “I am very happy, especially after having lost so many Trap finals. My new coach Daniel Di Spignio was behind me today and I felt that was the difference and I was feeling much stronger and confident today. Hope I can carry on this form in the days to come,” said Shreyasi as reported by TOI. She credited coach Daniele Di Spignio of Italy, the former World Champion, for the support. Later, Rajeshwari ended up winning the team gold in Women’s Trap along with Punjab teammates Inaya Vijay Singh and Prabsukhman Kaur.

Key Takeaways:

  • Shreyasi Singh won the women’s Trap crown at the on-going 63rd National Shooting Championship
  • Shreyasi shot 42 out of 50 birds to claim the medal, bettered Rajeshwari Kumari who managed 38 hits to settle for silver
  • This was Shreyasi’s fourth individual career National title but her first in Women’s Trap.

“It was a tough final and shooters were even losing on the basis of their back number. I myself didn’t have a great number,” said Shreyasi, who was born in Bihar’s Banka and now is a Delhi resident, Sportstar reported.

Achievements so far

Shreyasi won the women’s double trap final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. With this win, she became the first Indian woman to win gold in the double trap event at the CWG.  “This is the highest medal of my career, right up there. It is also very special because shooting is not going to be a part of the Commonwealth Games in 2022,” she had said after winning her most prestigious medal till date, NDTV reported.

Shreyasi is one of India’s top shotgun shooters. In the 2010 CWG in Delhi, she had represented India in two events. While she failed in one, she went on to win silver at the trap event. In the 2014 CWG in Glasgow, Shreyasi made a mark, grabbing two medals.

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Further, the 26-year-old recently won a silver medal in the double trap event at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships. She bagged a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon in the double trap team event. Shreyasi won the medal along with Shagun Chowdhary and Varsha Varman. Eventually, she turned out to be a big medal contender for India at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Shreyasi is one of India’s top shotgun shooters. In the 2010 CWG in Delhi, she had represented India in two events. While she failed in one, she went on to win silver at the trap event. In the 2014 CWG in Glasgow, Shreyasi made a mark, grabbing two medals.

Her late father Digvijay Singh is a former Member of Parliament from Bihar, and grandfather Kumar Surendra Singh, both served as presidents of the National Rifle Association of India. Her mother Putul Singh is also an ex-MP from Bihar’s Banka.

Congratulations Shreyasi!

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