Abhishek Varma Born on 1 August 1989 in Panipat, Abhishek Verma is an Indian shooter who won a gold medal in the Men’s 10-metre air pistol in 2019 Beijing. He also won a bronze medal in Men’s 10-metre air pistol at 2018 Jakarta Palembang.
Abhishek holds a B-Tech in computer science and was pursuing a degree in law when he took up shooting for “fun”. It has been widely reported that he took up the sport in 2015, but it was 2014 when he first ventured into the shooting range.
Born: 1 August 1989
Abhishek Varma Age: 30 years
From: Panipat, Haryana
Height: 5 ft 10 inch
Weight: 68 kgs
Coach: Omendra Singh
Abhishek Varma Medals & Achievements
Abhishek Varma World Championships
Silver medal in 2018 Changwon in 10 m team air pistol
Abhishek Varma World Cup
Gold medal in 2019 Beijing in 10 m air pistol
Gold medal in 2019 Rio de Janeiro in 10 m air pistol
Bronze medal in 2018 Jakarta Palembang in Men’s 10 m air pistol
Abhishek has managed to book an Olympic berth for India in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics
Lesser Known Facts
Abhishek achieved the highest world ranking in ISSF World Ranking 2019 – 2nd
The Haryana shooter is coached by Omendra Singh and also represents Eklavya sports shooting academy
Abhishek won two shooting World Cup medals in 10m air pistol event in 2019.
Abhishek had won bronze for India in his international debut in Asian Games 2018.
During the Asian Air Championship in Chinese Taipei, the Haryana shooter missed the gold medal by 0.2 points due to a poor shot
Abhishek says, Abhinav Bindra’s gold medal gave confidence to many shooters like him