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Concentration is more important than fitness in the game of Shooting


According to national shooter Mahavir Singh Shekhawat, Concentration is more important than physical fitness in the game of shooting. Meditation, patience and proper mentorship matter a lot in this game.  He won gold in 47th Grand prix of liberation competition that was held in Germany. The Indian national team player has won Gold award in solo competition. In the team competition he has won silver medal in team event. He was given a thunderous welcome by the entire colony. He is a resident of achiever colony Vaishali Nagar.

The start

He started his shooting career since 1995. At that time he joined the army.  Initially he became a part of National team of Army. In 2000 he became a part of Indian National Team.

The scenario changed in 5 years

Till a few years ago there was not much craze for shooting. But the world class performance of our players on various platforms like Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gradually changed the scenario. Their excellent performance won them many medals and people became aware about the sport. The teen and youth also started taking the sport seriously and within 5 years the whole scene has changed.

The first Major achievement

The first major achievement of Mahavir Singh includes a gold medal in 36 meter centre fire pistol competition that was held in England in 2002.  It was from that time that he was motivated to put more energy and further hone his skills. There was no looking back after that. T

ill now he has played as many as 20 International tournaments and ahs won 12 medals. Apart from that he has also participated in national level competitions and has won more than 125 medals.

His dream

Following the footsteps of the father, his son Abhishek and daughter Akshika have also become national shooters. Apart from guiding his own children, Mahavir he also guides any person who is interested in shooting and wants to hone his skills.

He cherishes a dream that each are of Rajasthan should produce at least one quality shooter.

How it all started

During the school time he was interested in volleyball but the village did not have ideal or encouraging atmosphere for sports. He had also been a state level player of volleyball. But as his father was in army they use to have a gun at home. Sometimes he would take the gun and practice shooting. Gradually the hobby was converted into passion. After joining the army shooting became a part of his life.

 


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