SINGH Mansher < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 01 Dec 1965 in Calcutta, IND
Height1.60 m
Weight 82 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family He has two children.
Residence Delhi, IND
Occupation Sports Administrator, Coach
Languages English, Hindi, Punjabi
Higher education Humanities - Delhi University: Delhi, IND
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started in 1982.
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Fishing. (the-week.com, 06 Dec 1998)
Awards and honours He won the Arjuna Award in 1993, India's highest recognition for sportsmen and women. (indianetzone.com, 02 Jun 2010)
Other information FOUR-TIME OLYMPIC VETERAN
Singh has competed at four Olympics, spanning 24 years. He first competed at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles in the mixed trap event, when he was 18. He then competed 12 years later at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, this time in the men's trap. Following this he competed at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics, both times in men's trap. This makes him one of India's most senior Olympic athletes. (hindustantimes.com, 14 Nov 2009)

COACHING CAREER
As well as competing in trap shooting, Singh is also a shooting coach. He is currently coaching young Indian trap shooter Kynan Chenai, who won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games. (thehindu.com, 25 Oct 2008)

SHOOTING CHARACTER
Singh was coached by former Australian Olympian, Russell Mark. Mark had high praises for Singh and his career. "Mansher is a very popular member of the international shooting fraternity and has made close friends across the globe. A fine sportsman, he's modest in victory and gracious in defeat," Mark said. (hindu.com, 08 Dec 2005)