Akhil Sheoran from Delhi University won two gold medals in the sixth International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) ‘World University Shooting Championships’.
Akhil Sheoran, a student from Delhi University, has outshined the other shooters by bagging two gold medals in the sixth International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) ‘World University Shooting Championships’.
Sixth International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) ‘World University Shooting Championships’ was held at Bydgoszcz, Poland between September 14 and 18, 2016. Along with Akhil, thirty-four Indian shooters went to compete in the Championships and most of them have brought laurels to the nation.
Akhil competed in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event and won a gold against Poland’s Tomasz Bartnik by 2 points and scoring a total of 207.0 points. Along with Ekambir Singh and Milanpreet Singh, the trio secured another gold in the 10m Air Rifle team event.
Akhil secured his graduation from Delhi University and went on to pursue MBA from Jamia Milia Islamia University. The champion shooter had aspired to qualify for the Rio Olympics earlier this year but missed the mark by a hair’s breadth when he qualified fourth in the Asia Shooting qualifiers.
Nevertheless, this is not the first time for him. He had won a bronze in the 10m Air Rifle team event, in the 2015 World University Championships held in Gwangju, South Korea. While speaking on this achievement, Akhil expressed his greatest disappointment for not qualifying for the Rio Games, yet he believes that this win will soothe the pain a bit.
Other than Sheoran, Chandigarh’s Vinita Bharadwaj also bagged a gold against China’s Olympic Bronze winner Yi Siling, scoring 206.0 and defeating her by two-tenths of a point.
Source: Hafsa Farooqi, HTCampus Specialist
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