From not winning a medal at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to winning 22 medals at the Asian Games, the transformation in Indian shooting is a fascinating story. It is best epitomised by the young Sift Kaur Samra. She has already won a Paris 2024 quota for India in the 50m 3-positions event at the World Championships in Baku in August.
And in China, she gave us evidence why India can dream about her in the future. Leading the final from the very first series, Samra shot 469.6 to obliterate the world record by 2.6 points to give India their first gold at the Hangzhou Games.
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Sift Kaur Samra, the reigning RevSportz Female Athlete of the Year, Asian Games Gold Medalist, and World Record Holder.@TataSteelLtd @SiftkaurSamra @BoriaMajumdar @CricSubhayan @Bharat pic.twitter.com/R0gt71CqFq
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She calls herself an “accidental shooter”. She had cracked the NEET and was pursuing an MBBS degree in Faridkot, Punjab. It was a tough choice to decide between medical and shooting. Samra’s parents, however, advised her to choose the latter. They spotted the talent and were spot on. “I’m happy that I made the right career choice,” Samra had said.
From pursuing her MBBS to winning Asian Games gold in shooting, Sift Samra is a great story. Now determined to make her mark in Paris, she will be speaking about her journey at the Trailblazers conclave 2.0.
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