Shreyasi Singh will be the first woman from Bihar to get Arjuna Award from President of India

Shreyasi Singh, a well known shooter from Bihar, who claimed the gold medal in the Women’s Double Trap event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2018, will be getting Arjuna award by President of India on 25th September, 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Arjuna award is one of the most prestigious awards given in the field of sports in India. She’ll be the first woman from Bihar to be honoured with such eminent award.

The gold at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2018 is really very special for Shreyashi because this shotgun event will not be a part of 2020 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham (England) due to some reasons, so this medal has its own importance. Other than this, Singh was part of the Indian team at the 2013 Trap Shooting World Cup held in Acapulco, Mexico. She won the 15th position there.

Singh has competed in the singles and pair trap events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. She came 6th in single trap event and 5th in pair trap event. She won the silver medal in the singles double trap event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow having scored 92 points in the final. In the same year, she won the Bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon in the Double trap team event, along with Shagun Chowdhary and Varsha Varman. She won gold medal in 61st national National Shooting Championship while representing Bihar,in 2017.

Shreyashi comes from a shooting background. Her late father Digvijay Singh, a former Member of Parliament from Bihar, and Grandfather Kumar Surendra Singh, both served as presidents of the National Rifle Association of India.


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Shreyashi was born in was born in Giddhaur, a small town in the Jamui District of Bihar. Her mother Putul Singh was also ex- MP of Banka. She studied at Delhi’s prestigious Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Shreyasi Singh has brought Gidhaur recognition and glory with this news of getting Arjuna award by the President of India. The town, around 12km west of Jamui, is basking in the glory of the prestigious medal the 27-year-old markswoman bagged. This news has brought hope to the people that a dream of a rifle range would be realised here.

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