JUNG Samresh < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 19 May 1970
Height1.70 m
Weight 98 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Anuja and daughter Saurabhi
Residence New Delhi, IND
Occupation Armed Forces
Languages Hindi, English
Higher education Osmania University: Hyderabad, IND
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? His grandfather and father [Lt Col Sheilesh Jung] were both in the Indian Army, so guns ran in the family.
Name of coach Sunny Thomas
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Goldfinger, because of the medals he has won in the sport. (Tribune India, 01 Apr 2006)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning seven medals [five gold, one silver and one bronze] in pistol events at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. (The Age, 24 Jun 2007)
Awards and honours He was named one of six brand ambassadors for the 2010 Commonwealth Games by the Games' Organising Committee. (commonwealthgamenews.com, 27 Jul 2010)

He received the David Dixon Award as the 2006 Commonwealth Games' Most Outstanding Athlete. His seven-medal haul was the most by a single athlete at the Games. "Jung is a remarkable athlete," said Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell. "He competed brilliantly in Melbourne, establishing a range of new benchmarks for his sport, and is an athlete the whole Commonwealth can be truly proud of." (Melbourne2006, 13 May 2006, Indian Link 30 Mar 2006)

He received an Arjuna award for 2001, India's second highest national recognition for sportsmen and women. (Indian Ministry of Sports, 06 Jun 2006)
Famous relatives His wife Anuja was the champion in the 50m rifle 3 positions event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Between them, they achieved a podium finish on all six days of the shooting competitions at the Games. (Tribune India, 01 Apr 2006)
Other information RECORD BID MISFIRES
In Melbourne in 2006, he was looking to equal the Commonwealth Games record of six gold medals at a single Games held by Australian swimmers Ian Thorpe and Susie O'Neill when his bid was ended by a misfiring gun in his last event, the 25m standard pistol. "I noticed the pistol malfunction during training and tried to sort it out," he said. "But it happened again during the competition." He eventually finished down in ninth position but wasn't too upset that his record bid had failed. "I am happy and satisfied. I would have been disappointed had I shot badly, but this is a malfunction. It is destiny." (BBC Sport 23 Mar 2006, Tribune India, Sportstar, 01 Apr 2006, India Times, 01 Aug 2007)