I am an international-level shooter and I specialize in 10M Air Rifle Events. In a career spanning over a decade, I have won many medals at various championship events like Asian Championship, SAF Games and many more.
I attribute my success to Kolhapur`s Krida Prabodhini which is a budding ground to many national and international shooting stars.
My journey in shooting started with Krida Prabodhini. After being selected in Krida Prabhodini, I underwent 1 year of physical training and then physical tests to check my strength. Shooting for me began as just a hobby and now it has turned into my career, which I love doing the most.
Now after so many years in this sport, life has come full circle. I am now a coach at the same Krida Prabodhini where my love for shooting began and I now strive to train and guide my students to achieve far greater success than I could. I attribute my success to grit, determination and the support from my academy and I impart the same to my pupils. I joined Krida Prabodhini as a coach in the year 2012. Pooja Ghatkar, Vinay Kumar, Prachi Gadkari and Shambaji Patil are some of my bright students.
Received the Shiv Chhatrapati State Award at the age of 18 for my excellence in the sports of shooting.
Represented India in 22 International Competitions, which includes 14 World Cups.
Became the National Champion in the year 2002.
Acknowledged as India`s first Champion of Champions in 2003 in Air Rifle.
Asian Championship 2004, Gold (10 Meters)
SAF Games Gold, 2005 (Islamabad)
International Junior Shooting championship (Jr World cup) – Silver 2004/05
First Coach: Jaisingh Kusale, Kholapur, Vice President of National Rifle Association of India for 1 year
Second Coach: Ajit Patil, he gave technical guidance and made us mentally strong (his 14-15 students have played nationals)