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| On May 24, 2021 6:45 PM IST

Abhishek Varma Shooting: Age, Wife, Medals, Asian Games, Olympics, World Cups

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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

Asian Games

  • Bronze medal in 2018 Jakarta Palembang in Men’s 10 m air pistol

Olympics

  • Abhishek has managed to book an Olympic berth for India in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics

Lesser Known Facts

Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma
  • 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
Akshay Singh

An ardent sports enthusiast who likes to write in such a manner so that the readers could relate themselves and feel the passion of the game.

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