India is doing very well at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia. The medal tally for our nation has reached 24 and there are several more medals expected in the days to come.
Double Trap shooter, Shreyasi Singh, did her personal best and won a gold for the country at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Gold Coast. The young shooter had won a silver in the same discipline four years ago in Glasgow. In her third trip to the Commonwealth Games, the 26-year-old shooter shot rounds of 24, 25, 22 and 25 for a total score of 96 and made her way to the victory line pushing off the local favorite, Emma Cox.
Shreyasi is a graduate of Delhi University’s Hansraj College and earned her MBA from Manav Rachna University. Born in 1991, she attended Delhi Public School, RK Puram. Her father Digvijay Singh is a former central minister, and her mother Putul Kumari is a former MP from Banka.
Her father and grandfather were the head of National Rifle Association. She got interested in the sport after seeing her father and grandfather attend many meets. After class 10 exams, she started learning the sport diligently.
Her gold has earned her a lot of respect and wishes from fellow Indians. Check some of the tweets here:
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) April 11, 2018
— YS Chowdary (@yschowdary) April 11, 2018
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 11, 2018
Delhi Girls and Gold seem to be going together! 🥇
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) April 11, 2018
Another Gold in #GC2018Shooting. Heartiest Congratulations to #ShreyasiSingh for winning the GOLD in Women’s Double Trap at #GC2018 in a nail biting final. Proud of our girls !! pic.twitter.com/ekCfzv1kOr
— Bhupinder S Hooda (@BhupinderSHooda) April 11, 2018
We wish the Indian athletes many more golds and victories.