SINGH Annu Raj < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 17 Feb 1984 in Aligarh, IND
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages English, Hindi
Higher education Political Science - Aligarh Muslim University: India
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began shooting at around age 13 in India.
Why this sport? "My parents and my brother introduced me to the sport and even they started shooting with me. Our family vacations used to be shooting competitions at different places. Slowly, it became a part of our lives. This helped me in keeping up with the sport even when I was not shooting well and pushed me to work harder to improve my performance."
Name of coach Pavel Smirnov [national], RUS
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for India
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her father. (economictimes.indiatimes.com, 07 Mar 2010)
Injuries In September 2011 she pulled out of the World Cup Final in Wroclaw, Poland, after being advised to rest by doctors following stomach surgery. (indianexpress.com, 14 Sep 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Aim for gold. Not many people remember those who get silver." (gqindia.com, 07 Jun 2011)
Awards and honours In 2012 she received the Arjuna Award from the government of India. (ifp.co.in, 19 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives Her father and brother have both competed in shooting at national level, while her mother Meera Singh has participated in the sport at state level. (olympicgoldquest.in, 14 Jan 2012)