Further Personal Information
||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
|Most influential person in career
||Her father. (economictimes.indiatimes.com, 07 Mar 2010)
||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)
||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)