How Shreyasi Singh fought hard to fulfil father’s dream
Shreyasi Singh was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she has never taken it for granted. She put up a smile of relief after beating Australia’s Emma Cox in a shootout for Gold. Daughter of former Railways Minister Digvijay Singh, the 26-year-old was always surrounded with armed guards and the media. Her father was also the President of the National Rifle Association of India and that’s how she was introduced to the world of shooting.
She instantly took a liking for the specialised event- double trap and aimed to make her mark in it. Just 3 months after her father’s death, she took part in her first Commonwealth Games held in Delhi in 2010 and managed to secure 4th rank. She has improved leaps and bounds from then, collecting medals in multiple international events. Let’s take a look at some of her achievements.
- Silver medal in Double trap event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
- Bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon in the Double trap team event.
- Gold in the Double Trap event at 61st National Shooting Championship Competition in 2017.
Singh is also scheduled to compete in the women’s trap event on 13th April, 2018. Although it is the less favoured of the two, she would be hoping for a surprise podium finish.