SHIRUR Suma < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 10 May 1974 in Chik Ballapur, IND
Height1.64 m
Weight 61 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family One child, Nihal, born in 2001.
Residence Mumbai, IND
Occupation Public Servant
Languages English
Higher education Chemistry
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started training in 1993.
Club / Team Maharashtra Rifle Association : India
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hero / Idol She was inspired by her good friend and fellow Indian female shooter Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat. (thehindu.com, 09 Oct 2005)
Awards and honours She received an Arjuna award in 2002. The Arjuna award is India's highest national recognition for sportsmen and women. She also received the Hero Indian Sports Academy [HISA] 2005 Indian Sportswoman of the Year award. (Indian Ministry of Sports, thehindu.com, 17 Oct 2006)
Other information COMMONWEALTH MISS
Shirur was overlooked for the 37-member shooting squad for the Commonwealth Championships in February 2010. Despite being the world record holder in the 10m air rifle, the National Rifle Association of India did not include her in the team due to her preliminary and final round scores which saw her fourth overall on the domestic circuit. This was not enough to make it into the team. (zeenews.com, 16 Jan 2010)

PRIVATE PRACTICE FACILITY
She owns her own shooting range, because she lives 50 km away from Mumbai's only official range. (thehindu.com, 17 Oct 2006)