Further Personal Information
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
||He has been training in Italy since 2010.
||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)
||To win a medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. (youtube.com, 30 Apr 2011)
||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)