Chhattisgarh gets it’s first shooting academy

Chhattisgarh gets it’s first shooting academy

  
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Shimon Sharif addressing media at the launch of TopGun Shooting Academy - Raipur. Photo: indianshooting.com

TopGun Shooting Academy launched it’s Raipur centre with an aim to provide professional coaching and make shooting sport more accessible for the people of Chhattisgarh.

This is the first private shooting academy in Chhattisgarh which is well equipped with Olympic standard equipment and will be open to everyone interested in the sport.

The academy will run systematic training programs designed for shooters of all levels.

The academy will also associate with various schools in Raipur, in search of future shooting stars. The academy will train and groom the city’s youth and ensure they achieve their potential.

Speaking at the launch, international shooter and founder of TopGun Shooting Academy, Shimon Sharif, said “Shooting is India’s No. 1 Olympic sport and it had recently contributed the maximum medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The shooting sport is on a rise in the country but unfortunately till now no one from Chhattisgarh has reached the international level in our sport. We are here to share our knowledge and experience with an aim to produce international shooters from the state in the next three years.”

State’s Komal Shrivas is already being trained at the academy’s Delhi centre since one year. She had won two gold medals at the State Shooting Championship and then qualified for the Nationals.

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