SODHI Ronjan < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 23 Oct 1979 in Firozpur, IND
Height1.75 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Delhi, IND
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started training for double trap shooting in 2002. Before this he used to train and compete in trap events at junior level.
Name of coach Morad Ali Khan
Training Regime He has been training in Italy since 2010.
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Outside of shooting he looks after his family business. (indianshooting.com, 29 Aug 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement He shot a perfect 50 hits out of 50 clays to win the men's double trap event at the 2010 ISSF World Cup in Lonato, Italy. (timesofindia.com, 13 Jun 2010)
Hero / Idol Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulker. (sports.ndtv.com, 20 Jul 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "It's very important for an athlete to be under pressure because it gives you a sense of responsibility." (youtube.com, 30 Apr 2011)
Awards and honours He was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2009, India's highest recognition for sportsmen and women. (thatscricket.oneindia.in, 30 Jul 2009)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. (youtube.com, 30 Apr 2011)
Other information MISSED OUT ON BEIJING
He won the gold medal in the trap event at the World Cup in Belgrade in June 2008, equalling two world records in the process. Despite this effort he was unable to book a place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "I had missed the quota place very narrowly. It was very painful to sit outside and watch the games," he said. (indianshooting.com, 29 Aug 2009)