SANDHU Manavjit Singh < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 03 Nov 1976 in Amritsar, IND
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Son Ameir
Residence India
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up shooting in 1992, and began competing in 1994.
Why this sport? He was inspired to take up shooting by his family, especially his father Gurbir Singh, who represented India in the sport.
Name of coach Marcello Dradi [national], ITA
Handedness Right eye, right hand
General Interest
Hobbies Reading, watching movies, golf, billiards, tennis. (deccanchronicle.com, 10 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in trap at the 2006 World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. (deccanchronicle.com, 10 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career His father Gurbir Singh. (indianetzone.com, 29 Mar 2012)
Hero / Idol His father and Indian shooter Gurbir Singh. (deccanchronicle.com, 10 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "In shooting one simply tries to shoot their own target and then the score speaks for itself." (ibnlive.in.com, 17 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours In 2007 he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award from the government of India. In 1998 he was also presented with the Arjuna Award by the government. (india.com, 17 Jul 2012)
Famous relatives His father Gurbir Singh and uncle Randhir Singh have both represented India in shooting, and were part of the team that won bronze in the trap team event at the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi, India. His grandfather Karni Singh, the Maharaja of Bikaner, was one of the pioneers of shooting in India. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Apr 2018; india.com, 17 Jul 2012; delhispider.com, 27 Aug 2010)