SINGH Gurpreet < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 19 Dec 1987 in Amritsar, IND
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Indore, IND
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Army, Student
Languages Hindi, Punjabi, English
Higher education Humanities - Lovely Professional University: India
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up shooting in 2004 at the Indian Army's training range in Pune, India.
Why this sport? "Shooting started after I joined the army. Before that I had no idea about the sport. When I joined the army in 2004 and was undergoing training in Pune, an internal instructor had come to scout new talent. They told me to join the training system because I had shot well during training. But what they had seen was nothing but a fluke. I had lined up for a shot during combat training, the soldier besides me took his shot and such was the sound that I inadvertently ended up releasing the trigger. I have no idea how the trigger got pulled but the shot hit the bullseye. And I was the only one who hit the bullseye. And that changed my life."
Club / Team Indian Army: India
Name of coach Victor Venenko [personal], UKR
Handedness Right eye, right hand
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for India
General Interest
Injuries In September 2014 he was diagnosed with cervical spondylitis, a neck related complaint. The injury was a result of over training. (indianexpress.com, 26 Sep 2014)
Awards and honours In August 2016 he received the Arjuna Award, the highest sporting honour in India. (pib.nic.in, 22 Aug 2016)
Ambitions To compete at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 18 May 2018)