My father retired from rally driving to support me, says shooter Esha Singh

NEW DELHI: Junior World Cup silver medalist Esha singh on Friday he said his father retired from drive in a rally to support his shooting career.

The shooter, a native of Hyderabad, got gold in the Asian shooting championships in November 2019. Singh participated in the 10m air gun event (junior).

"As I started taking the sport seriously, my father started reducing his rallies to help me with my game. Eventually, my father retired from drive in a rally in order to travel with me for my tournaments and also help me with my game during training sessions," said Singh.

The shooter, who won gold in the second edition of the Khelo India Youth Games, was impressed with the way the tournament was organized. Singh added that the competition increased his confidence for the rest of the tournaments in 2019.

I won gold in the second edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. I participated in the 10 m air gun event (category U-17). I won a silver in the mixed team event also in the same competition.

The Khelo India Youth Games were a very well organized tournament.

The 15-year-old, who has performed well in the youth circuit, had a brilliant performance in the Nationals in 2018. Singh won gold in each of the national categories: senior, junior and youth.

I won gold in the Asian Championship (junior category) this year and individual silver in the Junior World Cup. I won gold in the senior, junior and youth categories in the nationals in 2018.

I won a gold in the Asian Airgun Championship in 2019 too. My main objective is to have a good performance in the Olympic Games. It would be great to win a medal for India, Singh signed.