Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar Clinches Double Gold at Khelo India University Games 2024

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Dara Singh Chahal

Guwahati, 22nd Feb 2024: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, the Tokyo Olympian representing Guru Nanak Dev University, showcased his shooting prowess at the Khelo India University Games 2024 in Guwahati, clinching two gold medals in the men’s 10m air rifle individual and team events.

In the individual event, Tomar displayed exceptional precision, scoring 252 points in the final at the Kahilipara Shooting Range to secure the top position on the podium. Despite finishing second in the qualifying round, Tomar’s remarkable performance in the final propelled him to victory.

Umamahesh Maddieni of KLEF University secured the silver medal with a score of 249.9 points, while Sumedh Sasane of Shivaji University earned the bronze with a score of 228.8.

Tomar further extended his success by partnering with Vidit Jain and Manpreet Singh Basra to clinch the gold medal in the men’s team event, adding to his impressive haul at the games.

Expressing his satisfaction with his performance, Tomar stated, “I am quite happy with the way I shot today,” highlighting his determination and focus during the competition.

Tomar’s participation in the Khelo India University Games comes as part of his preparation for the upcoming Olympics. Despite facing challenges at the ISSF World Cup in Granada, Spain, earlier in the month, Tomar utilized the university games to refine his skills and regain his peak form for the upcoming season.

With India securing 19 quotas in shooting for the Paris Olympics, Tomar remains one of the country’s leading shooters, consistently delivering outstanding performances on the international stage.

The Khelo India University Games, now in its fourth edition, commenced on February 19 and will culminate on February 29, featuring athletes from over 200 Indian universities competing across 20 sports. Held across seven Northeastern Indian states, the games serve as a platform for young athletes to showcase their talents and contribute to the growth of sports in the country.